Sunday, October 25, 2009

Post #12

Since the 1970's fish has been known as "brain food" meaning that it promoted a healthy brain function. Tuna is one of the easiest fish to get and prepare. It has high levels of proteins, potassium, selenium, and vitamin B12, as well as good source of niacin and phosphorus with blue fin tuna being the best source amongst the tuna varieties. Not only is it good for the brain, it is also good for heart health, Alzheimer's, it lowers the risk for many cancers including prostate, breast and colon. Because it is a large fish the mercury content can be high, so it is recommended that we eat no more than 12 ounces of fresh or canned tuna per week.

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