una is packed with nutrients that support skin health. It is a source of selenium, niacin, and vitamin B6, all of which are essential to proper cell metabolism. The skin is a rapidly dividing tissue that requires these and other nutrients to support its quick cell turnover. Without proper turnover, our skin cannot maintain its firmness and wrinkles can form. Where should you get your dose of wrinkle-fighting tuna? Look for whole, fresh tuna buried in ice at the market or fishmonger.
Tuna fillets and steaks should be placed on top of ice. Stay away from tuna with dry or brown spots or a fishy smell, as these indicate that the fish is not fresh. At home, your refrigerator is a little too warm for storing fish, so to maintain optimal freshness, place crushed ice in a baking dish in the refrigerator and lay your fish on top or in it, just as you found it at the market.
If fresh tuna is not available, the next best choice is canned tuna. Tuna can be packed in oil, broth, or water. Opt for water-packed tuna because tuna packed in oil has added vegetable oil, which is high in omega-6 fatty acids. This type of fatty acid is commonly over-consumed in the Western diet, while omega-3 fatty acid consumption is often too low.
An imbalance between the two can lead longterm diseases such as heart disease, cancer, asthma, arthritis, and depression. Your skin will thank you if you consume fish three times a week. Salmon, anchovies, sardines, tuna, and mackerel are the best sources of wrinkle-fighting omega-3 fatty acids.