Tuna contains, just like salmon, a lot of omega-3. If you have followed my blog the last months, you probably know by now that these Omega-3 fatty acids are very important for your skin and health in general.
Tuna is a unique fish because it contains a high concentration of one very unusual antioxidant mineral, namely, selenium. Selenium is considered the most important anti-aging mineral by many dermatologists, worldwide.
Tuna also contains peptides when it’s cooked. Peptides are used in a lot of Anti-Aging creams and actually are protein fragments. Studies have shown that these peptides protect cell membranes from oxygen-related damage.
Other benefits of tuna are; Prevention of skin cancer (not proven), reduces kidney diseases (not proven), reduces memory loss, cardiovascular benefits, Asthma (not proven), Good for the Nails, Makes Hair Healthier, Good for Brain Health (proven), Boosts Energy Levels.
NOTE: The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has advised pregnant women, women of childbearing age who might become pregnant, nursing mothers, and young children to limit their consumption of albacore tuna to one six-ounce serving per week due to potential mercury contamination.