100 Best Health Foods – Volume 11: 51-55

Are the foods you are buying helping to create optimal health & performance?

My goal is to help you do so with this countdown of the top 100 Best Health foods.  We are now delving into the high-protein, low fat options offered by seafood.

Below are 5 more of the healthiest foods available along with more information about their nutrition, benefits & interesting facts that can help bring about optimal health & performance.

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  1. Tuna

Nutrition per 100g

Calories:  116

Fat: 7

Carbohydrates:  0 g

Sugars:  0 g

Fibre: 0 g

Protein:  25.51 g

Potassium:  237 mg

 

Benefits:

  • Tuna is rich in omega-3, EPA, & DHA fats which offer protection against a wide range of diseases.
  • It is high in protein, rich in magnesium which helps heart health.
  • Tuna is rich in vitamin B12 which is great for healthy blood.

 

Interesting Facts:

  • Tunas can reach a length of 6.5 feet & weigh up to 550 pounds.
  • The largest Tuna ever recorded was 21 feet long & weighed 1600 pounds.

 

 

  1. Sardines

Nutrition per 100g

Calories:  217

Fat:  111

Carbohydrates:  0 g

Sugars:  0 g

Fibre: 0 g

Protein:  24.58 g

Potassium:  447 mg

 

Benefits:

  • Sardines are a wonderful source of omega-3 fats which can help prevent disease.
  • It is ideal for long-term brain health & cognitive power.
  • Regular consumption of sardines can provide up to 50 percent reduced risk of stroke.

 

 

Interesting Facts:

  • Sardines form schools that can grow as large as 10 million fish.
  • Sardines create shoals that can be up to 1 mile wide & 100 feet deep – it is proven that significant shoals are even visible by satellite.

 

  1. Mackerel

Nutrition per 100g

Calories: 167

Fat: 84

Carbohydrates:  0 g

Sugars: 0 g

Fibre: 0 g

Protein:  19.32 g

Potassium: 389 mg

 

Benefits: 

  • Mackerel acts as an anti-inflammatory which can help reduce the symptoms of Chohn’s disease.
  • It can help to prevent heart disease & strokes.
  • It is rich in selenium, magnesium, iron, potassium & vitamins E & D.

 

Interesting Facts:

  • Mackerels can reach 12 to 22 inches in length & 4 to 10 pounds in weight.
  • Mackerels can swim at speeds of 5.5 meters per second.
  • They swim in large schools that can stretch up to 20 miles in length.
  • Mackerels are carnivores; their diet consists of copepods, small fish, squids & shrimps.

 

  1. Salmon

Nutrition per 100g

Calories:  146

Fat:  53

Carbohydrates:  0 g

Sugars:  0 g

Fibre: 0 g

Protein:  21.62 g

Potassium:  423 mg

 

Benefits:

  • Salmon helps to protect against cardiovascular disease & stroke.
  • It may help children’s concentration & brain power & protects against childhood asthma.
  • It helps to keep skin smooth, minimizes sunburn & can help reduce the symptoms of eczema & dry eyes.
  • Helps joint pain & can protect against many cancers.

 

Interesting Facts:

  • When emerging from the egg, salmon are called “FRY”
  • Salmon have an average of 2,500 eggs but can have a total of 7,000.
  • The largest salmon caught is 126 lbs.

 

 

  1. Clams

Nutrition per 100g

Calories:  74

Fat: 9

Carbohydrates:  2.57 g

Sugars:  0 g

Fibre:  0 g

Protein:  12.77 g

Potassium:  314 mg

 

Benefits:

  • Clams are high in iron & healthy for the blood.
  • They are high in selenium an anticancer mineral.
  • They are a great source of zinc to boost the immune system & fertility.
  • They provide high amounts of calcium for strong bones.

 

Interesting Facts:

  • Some clams are the longest-lived species in the world.  – Scientists discovered a species in the ocean that was between 405 – 410 years old.
  • Surf clam harvests typically yield between 41 & 63 million pounds of meat.

 

 

Things to Remember…

There are plenty of healthy foods to choose from but the real trick to optimal health & fitness is:

  • When is the optimal time to consume the food &
  • How much should you consume for optimal results.

Remember, when you eat too much of a healthy food or eat at the wrong times throughout the day you will you will tip your system out of balance carrying yourself away from your optimal state.

Watch out for more articles about these points later on.

Next, always remember to check with your doctor before drastically changing your diet or exercise habits; & remember to eat fruit as a snack along with a balanced diet throughout the entire day.

 

 

To Your Best Health,

ShapeTrainer Daniel Grant

 

 

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P.S. Keep an eye out for the next installments of the 100 Best Health Foods & if you missed the first 8 volumes check them out here:

100 Best Health Foods – Volume 1: 1-5

100 Best Health Foods – Volume 2: 2-10

100 Best Health Foods – Volume 3: 11-15

100 Best Health Foods – Volume 4: 16-20

100 Best Health Foods – Volume 5: 21-25

100 Best Health Foods – Volume 6: 26-30

100 Best Health Foods – Volume 7: 31-35

100 Best Health Foods – Volume 8: 36-40

100 Best Health Foods – Volume 9: 37 -45

100 Best Health Foods – Volume 10: 46-50

 

 

Resources:

https://www.fatsecret.com/calories-nutrition/generic/salmon-raw?portionid=50737&portionamount=100.000

http://www.softschools.com/facts/animals/mackerel_facts/631/

http://home.utah.edu/~u0027332/funsalmonfacts.html

http://www.ehow.com/info_10048870_fun-clam.html

https://www.fatsecret.com/calories-nutrition/generic/clams-raw?portionid=50818&portionamount=100.000

100 Best Health Foods, The ultimate superfoods for healthy living including 100 nutritious recipes, Love Food

 

 

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