In water or oil and what about mercury?
Shattering myths about tuna
How often should you eat tuna and can it be heated?
Anne Gaiman Foundation, Clinical Nutritionist and Fitness Trainer, with everything you need to know about one of the most beloved foods in Israel
In collaboration with Starkist
Sunday, 15 May 2022, 05:37 Updated: 14:08
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In the video: Shattering myths about tuna (Editing: Gilad Manheim)
It is full of nutritional values, contains antioxidants, improves health and helps with weight loss.
Tuna is a regular in our pantry, but how best to eat it, how many times a week should you consume it and what are its health benefits?
The Anne Gaiman Foundation, a clinical nutritionist and fitness trainer, is making an order.
Does the Ministry of Health recommend eating tuna as part of our diet?
"In many cases, people are not aware that tuna is a fish like all fish, despite the fact that it is in a box. It is worth noting that this box does not contain preservatives contrary to what people might think, and most of the fish's nutritional values are preserved this way. "A Mediterranean that should also include fish as part of the variety of protein sources, tuna is one of them."
How often is it recommended to eat tuna?
"In addition to proteins, tuna also contains essential fatty acids such as omega 3 and it also contains vitamin D. We also want to combine and diversify the tuna in a balanced and varied diet. The frequency varies from person to person depending on personal goals and preferences.
Tuna in water or oil?
"This is a million dollar question. If you like tuna in water, this is of course an option. The caloric difference between tuna in water and tuna in oil is about 50 percent - in tuna in water there are 100 calories per 100 grams and in oil 200. Even if you want to lose weight you can combine tuna in oil "But most of the time the choice will probably be in tuna in water. Tuna in oil also has advantages, especially if the tuna in olive oil."
What about heating tuna?
"Pasta with tuna is eaten, right? It's a dish that is hot, which means you can heat the tuna. You can of course combine it in a salad or season it, such as a spread that includes fresh gamba and pickles."
What about mercury?
"It is important to look at the full picture - many fish in which tuna also contain a mineral called selenium, which traps mercury and does not allow it to adversely affect our body. One should also look at the type of fish; here in Israel tuna is made from small fish. "The amount in the product is significantly smaller than the standard. This means that you have to look at this thing as a whole and not just zoom in on one thing. Currently there is no problem and it is quite safe to eat tuna several times a week. It is suitable for everyone, including pregnant women and children."
All that's good in tuna