In the battle of the tuna versus salmon, which will come out as the healthier fish?
Tuna vs. Salmon
Fish is certainly one of the best foods you can ever have if you want to stay healthy. Fish is filled with healthy fats, protein, and it has none of the disadvantages of red meat. Two popular types of fish stand have always stood out in the weight loss world – tuna and salmon. Which one provides better advantages if you are eating for health and fitness?
To answer this question, let’s analyze these two fish side by side. Wild salmon serves 124 calories per serving, while farmed salmon gives 177 calories (there’s higher fat content). Wild tuna, on the other hand, is just 93 calories per serving.
Neither tuna nor salmon has carbohydrates or sugars. In terms of natural fat, farmed salmon has the highest amount of fat at 11 grams of fat per serving. Wild salmon has half the amount, and tuna has less than 1 gram of fat because it is a highly muscular fish.
This is also why tuna with some fat is always highly prized because it’s rare to find fatty tuna. What about cholesterol? Both wild salmon and farmed salmon have cholesterol hovering between 38 mg to 47 mg.
Tuna, on the other hand, only has 13 mg of cholesterol. Omega 3 fatty acids, which are often what people chase after eating fish, are plentiful in farmed salmon with 2130 mg per serving. Wild salmon tends to have only half the amount. Tuna has only 91 mg of omega-three fatty acids.
From what we’ve learned in the side by side comparison, it appears that tuna is least healthy if you want more omega-three fatty acids. But in terms of getting lean with fewer calories, tuna is the clear winner.