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Tuna or salmon: which of these fish has the most calories?

 Tuna or salmon: which of these fish has the most calories?

Tuna and salmon, which are rich in omega-3, are true allies of health and slimming. Is one of these two fish preferred when watching your line? Dietitian - A dietitian performs the assessment.

In sushi, papillot or on the grill, raw or cooked, as an appetizer or as a main dish...there are a thousand and one ways to eat tuna and salmon. The latter is part of the "blue fish" family, also called "oil fish". But not because they contain fats that cannot be incorporated into a diet or rebalance food.

On the contrary: it contains the so-called "good fats", more precisely omega-3. Consumed in reasonable quantities, they are a true ally of health and slimming! But which of these two fish should you prefer when you pay attention to your line?

Salmon contains more fat than tuna

Tuna contains 121 calories per 100 grams, while salmon contains 223 calories per 100 grams. But calories are not the only criterion that must be taken into account when one wants to be healthy and maintain a stable weight: the amount of proteins and fats, i.e. fats, must also be analyzed.

On the protein side, the intake is practically equivalent to tuna and salmon, being 27.2 grams per 100 grams for the first fish and 25.5 grams for the second. What about fat? Salmon contains a lot more than tuna: 13.5g versus 2g. This explains the difference in calorie intake between these two fish.

Tuna and salmon: tips to reduce calorie intake

If you want to pay attention to your streak, it is better to be tuna, because it has less fat and therefore calories. But so that this fish does not have an effect on weight, it is worth knowing how to taste it. To make light recipes, the following are recommended:

Cook it in foil, steam it, or even eat it raw to reduce your fat calorie intake;

Avoid eating it in the form of sushi, as the glycemic index of sushi rice is too high, which will make you gain a lot of weight.

Not because tuna is lower in calories than salmon, so you have to bet everything on this fish. And for good reason: Both are particularly susceptible to pollutants. Therefore, it is advisable to limit the consumption of this fish during pregnancy and replace it with mackerel or sardines, as they contain fewer toxins and provide the same amount of omega-3.


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