Tuna - In water or vegetable oil?
- 10-26-2007, 07:04 PM
- 10-26-2007, 09:42 PM
look at the nutrition facts... the fats in tuna are mostly poly and monounsaturated, which are considered healthy fats. i prefer the tuna packaged in oil b/c that yields the healthy fats I need from tuna, whereas tuna in water comes with a lot less fat.
- 10-26-2007, 10:11 PM
Would you say those fats are as healthy as eating nuts/fish oil caps? In regards to Omega 3's and all...
10-26-2007, 10:53 PM
Those healthy fats will help ur body better utilize its own fat for energy. In any type of cut diet you need healthy fat as it helps ur body better use ur bodyfat for energy and not ur muscle. I wouldnt sweat the fat as if its from fish its usualy good! :bb3:
10-26-2007, 11:08 PM
10-27-2007, 12:42 AM
Get it in water. Tuna in oil is nasty. Hard to drain, mushy, bleh. You should be getting your good fats from almonds, flax oil and fish oil caps (or liquid).
10-27-2007, 04:26 AM
10-27-2007, 09:25 AM
They use the cheapest oil they can find. Good fish oil is too valuable so that is siphoned off and sold for supplements.
You are better off buying Tuna in water. Drain the water and add the amount, type and quality oil of your choice.
10-27-2007, 10:35 AM
I buy my tuna in olive oil... It's firm, juicy and very tasty, the olive oil provides good fats, and I don't drain it, I just use the oil as dressing.
I would never buy some cheap crappy tuna in some unknown oil though, but tuna is water is too dry.
10-27-2007, 06:07 PM
10-28-2007, 04:42 AM
10-28-2007, 10:14 PM
fyi chunk light tuna is fairly low in mercury as far as fish go
10-29-2007, 01:02 AM
10-29-2007, 03:51 PM
10-29-2007, 04:43 PM
10-29-2007, 04:46 PM
10-29-2007, 07:22 PM
But if someone needs to get in more good, healthy fats or is trying to gain some mass (Tuna is very low cal but high protein) then Olive oil like nelix said is a great add in. Each tablespoon of Extra Virgin Olive Oil is over 100 kcals.
I usually take fish oil tabs when I eat tuna so I don't need the extra fat but when I do occassionaly mix in Olive Oil I think it tastes great and like nelix said it tastes better than plain tuna in water.
10-29-2007, 07:53 PM
I buy mine in olive oil, because I find the spring water is very dry, if I am cooking I use water because I'll end up mixing it with other fats anyway... It comes down to macros...
I use olive oil as saled dressing, so for work tuna in olive oil is great, I tip the oil and tuna onto my saled, no dressing needed...
10-29-2007, 08:05 PM
after eating 100's if not 1000's of cans of tuna i prefer in oil.
i find the tuna in water is dry as it oxidises in the water, the tuna in oil seems to be held together better as the oil does not oxidise the tuna.
i buy only high quality tuna and i drain of the excess oil.
10-31-2007, 02:51 PM
I actually prefer the tuna in water. I dont mind the dryness, and I stopped eating for taste a while ago. I dont like the taste of most of the stuff I eat. haha. But maybe Ill try the olive oil, I always have a good bottle of that for cooking.
10-31-2007, 09:20 PM
You guys must be eating the albacore and not the chunk light. The chunk light is much more moist, even in water.
10-31-2007, 10:13 PM
10-31-2007, 10:29 PM
i always thought and still think that tuna that dries out like it does in water probably starts to lose it's quality thus lowering it's protein percentage
what does anyone else think?
10-31-2007, 11:11 PM
I will always choose tuna in water, and add my own fats if needed.
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