Sunday morning’s swim was relaxing as opposed to being a strenuous workout; mostly because I woke up sore from Saturday’s weight lifting. I didn’t push myself and just let my body tell me how fast I could go. After 45 minutes in the pool, I relaxed in the hot tub, steam room and sauna for a bit.
I went to a friend’s house for lunch. She needed help unpacking after her move so she bribed me with yummy curry tuna salad. Instead of a sandwich, we put the tuna salad on top of lettuce and a scoop of cottage cheese and called that lunch. It was delicious!
Curried Tuna Salad
Canned albacore tuna (drained)
chopped green onion
chopped red pepper
mayo (or plain yogurt)
I’ve recreated something similar on my own and I add shredded carrots and pickle to it too. I love the idea of just putting it on top of a salad instead of eating it as a sandwich. Saves a lot of calories! And it was so filling I really didn’t need the cantaloupe with it.
Is Tuna good for you?
- Tuna, like other fish, is full of omega-3 fatty acids. These help to eliminate erratic heart beats, and that lowers the risk of blood clots and heart attacks.
- Triglycerides are a type of fat that–when present in great amounts–contributes to high cholesterol. Eating tuna lowers the triglyceride content in a person to normal, healthy amounts.
- Since eating tuna helps prevent blood clots and also improves blood flow, it can help prevent strokes. Eating only 1 to 3 servings a month is enough to lower the risk of stroke in a person.
- The omega-3 count in tuna is greatly beneficial to skin care. It helps to reduce inflammation, which helps reduce the risk of sunburn and skin cancer.
- Tuna is a good source of selenium as well as omega-3. This is important in liver health, which helps to promote detoxification of the body.
QUESTION: Do you have a really good tuna salad recipe? Share it!
About Lisa Eirene Lisa lost 110 pounds through calorie counting and exercise. She swims, bikes, runs, hikes and is enjoying life in Portland, Oregon. Her weight loss story has been featured in First Magazine, Yahoo Health, Woman's Day and Glamour.com.