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This vs. That: Tuna and Salmon

Tuna and salmon are both some of the most well-loved fish on the planet. They can be used in a variety of dishes and have had delicious uses all around the world. They are also both incredibly healthy, sparking the question: is one better than the other? And if so, which one?

Tuna has a high protein content and a low fat content. It is because of this that it receives it texture. Tuna is also lower in calories than salmon, making it great for weight loss. Tuna provides nearly all of the recommended daily amount of niacin, which ____. It also provides all and more of the recommended daily amount of selenium. Children and pregnant women are advised to not eat tuna as it may contain unhealthy levels of mercury. Though it is not a significant amount, tuna does have less cholesterol than salmon, making it ideal for maintaining heart health.

Similarly to tuna, the main components of salmon determine its texture. Its higher fat content is what makes it rich and smooth. Salmon is rich vitamin D and B, making it a great source for those nutrients. In fact, one portion of salmon can provide over the recommended daily amount of vitamin B, boosting your saturation of that nutrient. Vitamin D is an extremely important nutrient for the immune system, bone strength, and brain function. Salmon is also extremely rich in omega-3 fatty acids, which are great for boosting brain function and reducing the risk for cardiovascular disease.

Overall, tuna is an amazing source of protein while salmon is a great source of omega-3 fatty acids and vitamins. Both are essential to the body and adding both fish to your diet can have great effects on your health!


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