Tuna Poke Bowl Serves Up Plenty of Health Benefits
Tuna Contains an Ocean of Health Benefits
The tuna poke bowl is one of the most popular menu items here at Timoti's, and for good reason! Not only is it delicious, fresh and layered with flavor, tuna has an array of health benefits important to our diets. Read on for five important reasons why we love this fish, and come in to enjoy it served along with creamy avocado, crunchy spinach and topped with sesame seeds. Yum!
1. Healthy Blood Pressure
Tuna contains omega-3 fatty acids and potassium, which are both anti-inflammatory and can help to lower blood pressure and cholesterol. This combination also helps to prevent the risk of heart attacks and stroke.
2. Protein Power!
Tuna is a powerhouse for protein, with a single serving containing more that 80 percent of the daily requirement. Keep your energy levels up throughout the day by chowing on a poke bowl for lunch, and improve muscle function for your daily grind.
3. Disease Preventative
Eating tuna can help in preventing cancer, kidney disease, cell damage and heart disease. Some studies suggest that high antioxidant properties found in tuna have been shown to prevent breast and kidney cancer. These antioxidants also help to keep cell membranes healthy and aid in healthy kidney function. Omega-3 fatty acids found in tuna may additionally prevent risk of heart disease.
4. Maintain a Healthy Weight
The ratio of protein and nutrients far exceeds tuna's low amounts of calories and fat. Tuna also contains the hormone leptin, which helps to prevent overeating.
5. Improve Blood Circulation
Iron and B-vitamins aid in the production of red blood cells. Without iron, blood cant oxygenate the body’s organ systems, and may cause those who do not get enough of the mineral to become anemic.