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Eating Tuna at Orange Beach Seafood Restaurants Offers Health Perks

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They say that if it tastes good, it can't possibly be good for you. Or is it? If you love eating at local Orange Beach seafood restaurants, you'll be glad to know that tuna, a staple on the menu, is one of the healthiest kinds of fish you can eat. Below are just some of the health perks this wonder fish offers.

Good for the Heart
Contrary to what you might believe, some forms of fat can actually be good for you. Take for example omega-3 fatty acids, which tuna is rich in. A 3-ounce serving of this fish contains about 89 grams of the healthy fat, which lowers triglyceride levels, prevents plaque formation in the blood vessels, and reduce stroke-inducing blood clots. Tasty and heart-healthy? Who wouldn't want to indulge in that!

eating tuna

Low Calorie Protein
Protein is considered to be the building block of the body, and you need to eat enough of it in order to keep your muscles and organs in good repair. However, not all protein sources are created equal—some have a lot of fat to go along with the protein. But not tuna. A 3-ounce serving of tuna has 25 grams of protein, but packs only 110 calories. This accounts for about 50% of your required daily protein intake based on a 2000-calorie diet.

An Immune System Boost
Can eating tuna help you fend off illnesses? As it happens, yes it can! The meat of this fish is rich with immune-system-boosting nutrients such as manganese, zinc, and Vitamin C. These antioxidants also fight free radicals, which can cause serious diseases such as cancer. In short, it's not just your taste buds that will thank you for sampling some tuna—your immune system will, too.

Sharper Eyes
If you want sharper eyes, you should definitely incorporate more tuna into your diet. According to studies, the omega-3 acids in tuna also prevents macular degeneration, which slowly deteriorates one's vision. What's more, omega-3 acids can also prevent dry eye syndrome that many people suffer from.

As you can see, tuna is one of the healthiest and tastiest fish in the sea. And if you're craving for it, you can have your fill by dining at seafood restaurants in the Orange Beach area. Here's to a healthier you!

Tuna Fish Health Benefits, SFGate.com
20 Amazing Health Benefits Of Tuna Fish, LifeHack.org