A goldmine of proteins.
Thanks to its high protein content, 100g of drained tuna provides approximately 10% of the total daily protein requirement of a healthy adult.
Easily assimilated, so-called ‘NOBLE’ proteins are essential to help build and repair tissue, ensuring that you stay healthy and fit.
100 grams of tuna in olive oil contains 18.5grams of protein, more than found in a fresh steak of the same weight. An adult requires the same amount of proteins in grams as his/her body weight in kilos daily.
So there can be no doubt that tuna is an ideal solution to guarantee a well-balanced, healthy and light diet. Since Rio Mare tuna does not contain any connective tissue, it’s easier to digest and can be eaten by all ages, from the very young to the very old.
The proteins of some fish are also particularly rich in arginine, the amino acid that the body uses to synthesize Nitroxide (NO), responsible for efficient vascular functioning and protection of the arterial vessels against atherosclerosis. Some small peptides also have an anti-oxidant effect.
Along with calcium, phosphorous is an essential mineral. The two nutrients work closely together to build strong teeth and bones. Phosphorous also plays an essential role in controlling the balance of the nervous system. To guarantee the correct intake of phosphorous, nutritionists recommend a daily intake of 800 milligrams. 100 gr. of tuna in olive oil guarantees around 20% of the recommended intake and tuna is the most phosphorus-rich species of all fish.