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I'm rediscovering my love for tuna! Tuna is an incredibly nutrient-dense food. It's rich in high-quality protein and an excellent source of important nutrients, such as the minerals selenium, magnesium, and potassium, not to mention the B vitamin complex and, of course, the marvelous omega-3 essential fatty acids.
A diet high in tuna may improve your mood and save you stress. The EPA of omega-3 fatty acids improves flow of blood and may affect both hormones and the immune system, each of which has an important effect on brain function.
Improved Insulin Response
Tuna is of particular benefit to people who suffer from type 2 diabetes, due to its high content of omega-3 fats.
Along with its omega-3s, the selenium contained in tuna is a crucial element in the production of glutathione peroxidase. This important antioxidant is critical for a healthy liver, the organ responsible for detoxifying and ridding the body of harmful compounds like pesticides, drugs, and heavy metals. Selenium is also known to help prevent cancer and heart disease.
Recipe: Tuna Tartar on Garlic Crostini
1/2 lb of organic tuna (raw)
Salt and pepper
Lemon juice to taste
Garlic (fresh or powdered)
Soy butter (or regular if you prefer; just make sure it’s unsalted)
Heat your oven to 350 degrees.
Slice the baguette as the picture shows below. In a microwave, heat your butter and add the garlic. You can use fresh garlic, but I prefer powdered. Using your brush, lightly coat your baguette slices and place in the oven. Please watch them and touch to make sure they are nicely toasted. Timing is everything with baguettes. You can also do this a day beforehand to make your life easier.
On a cutting board, slice the tuna as displayed into tiny pieces! Add a touch of olive oil and some lemon juice and capers and your salt and pepper. Place a tablespoon on each and serve. I do hope you enjoy!
Until next time…