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Tuna is an excellent source of protein for all endurance athletes, which means that it provides all the essential amino acids necessary for repair and recovery, especially after training.

100 g of Coalma tuna provide 207 calories, 24 g of protein, 50% of the B12 RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance - recommended daily dose, optimal amount of vitamins and minerals that should be taken daily), 16% of the phosphorus RDA and over 100% of the selenium RDA; all essential nutrients for oxygen intake, bone health and energy use. Tuna is versatile and can be used in fillings, salads or as ingredient to season pasta, and to create a well-balanced pre or post workout meal; so a can of Coalma tuna is an essential ingredient in the pantry or inside the locker of any endurance athlete!

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Together with the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), the FDA has recently published some tips concerning the healthiest fishes to eat. Tuna is one of the best choices for your children.

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Experts suggest eating 100g of tuna twice per week. In addition to high quality proteins, vitamins and minerals, fish is an excellent source of healthy fats such as docosahexaenoic acid (DHA) which are essential for the development of child's brain, nervous system and vision.

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Staying healthy with advancing age is very important, it becomes necessary to consume the so-called protective foods that contain omega-3, such as tuna and mackerel.

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Heart disease is the leading cause of death in men and women, with risk factors including age (aged 55 and over), diabetes, high cholesterol and overweight. Even if you cannot control your age, the good news is that you have the power to manage some of the other risk factors. Studies show that you can help control dietary risk factors and protect your heart by eating more fish, which is rich in omega-3 fatty acids. Deficiencies in omega-3 increase the risk of heart disease such as heart attack or stroke.

Start taking control of your heart’s health from the next meal; it is easy as adding a can of Coalma tuna in your salad!

Prevent Alzheimer: the nutrients found in fish are important for brain’s health. Studies have suggested that tuna nutrients, such as omega-3, can reduce the risk of Alzheimer's disease and cognitive decline. The Alzheimer's Association recommends people to eat more fish rich in omega-3.

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American optometric associations have already addressed the problem through statistical studies and concluded that eating fish rich in omega-3 improve the eyes’ health and can reduce the risk of some chronic eye diseases such as macular degeneration.

Nutrients found in fish can help relieve symptoms such as inflammation caused by rheumatoid arthritis. The associations for arthritis report that, once again, Omega 3 are a valid aid to counteract widespread inflammation.

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Eating the recommended amount of fish can help protect you from bone density loss. A study suggests that the combination of nutrients found in tuna - especially omega-3, DHA and EPA - can help you keep bones stronger. This is especially important for those who are subject to osteoporosis.

Do you know that taking a fish oil supplement is not the same as eating fish? Supplements supply omega-3, but do not supply other nutrients (proteins, vitamins, minerals). To get the greatest health benefits, consume fish at least 2 times per week.