There are 190 calories in canned tuna one can of tuna fish packaged in water and has 1.5 grams of fat, 50mg of cholesterol and a whopping 40 grams of protein. That nutritional profile makes tuna a very healthy food. The only downside is the amount of cholesterol in it.
Canned tuna is healthy, delicious and affordable. Tuna serves as a protein staple for many individuals trying to lose weight and build lean muscle. The calories in canned tuna will be higher if its packaged in oil. One can of tuna packaged in oil has 290 calories a considerable jump from the 190 in water packed tuna. It also has 12 grams of fat, 26 mg of cholesterol, 520 mg of sodium and 42 grams of protein. Not bad, but not nearly as healthy as tuna packed in water.
While tuna fish is healthy, you have to be wary of dressing it up with high calorie mayonnaise, bread and cheese. A tuna fish sandwich can have as many as 500-700 calories depending on the type of ingredients you use.
Its best to use low calorie whole wheat bread, fat free mayo, and reduced fat cheese. This type of tuna sandwich has just 250-300 calories and a ton of protein. So as long as you keep this in mind you should be able to enjoy tuna fish on a daily basis.
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