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Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 12:05pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Autumn: Harvest, success.
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Gender: Female
Location: milan
Age: 44
hello, do you have any preference between the different kind of canned tuna?
is it better to use canned tuna with oil or the natural one with water?
thank you
i would also appreciate to know why..
and of course, if it is applied also to other type of fish such mackerel or salmon

lactose -gluten-soy intolerant
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Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 1:26pm Report to Moderator Report to Moderator

Sa Bon Nim
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I prefer canned tuna in brine, sometimes I also have canned tuna in virgin olive oil.

I haven't seen canned salmon in oil.

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Location: Carbondale, Illinois
Age: 51
I wouldn't recommend eating tuna due to the high mercury content.  There are much healthier alternatives.  I prefer salmon and sardine.  I also eat monkfish and cod, but rarely.
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Location: Chicago, Illinois
I heard that eating it once or twice a week is OK, but I would eat it less. It is a good thing to have around when you need a protein fix & there is no other protein around.

I preferred it with oil, but since soybean oil is an avoid for me, it is a good thing that most tuna is water-packed.

So, I would assume that type As could have the oil one.  Yes, there are more calories, but I consider the nutrition more than the calories. Low calorie foods make me hungry sooner & probably more likely to binge, so I'll take a little fat as I go along.....

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Ee Dan
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Location: Northeast, USA
I regularly eat Rubenstein's brand canned salmon right from the can at room temperature.  It's just chunks of salmon (with skin and edible bones) and salt.  I recommend it.

The water-packed salmon from Chicken of the Sea is boneless, mashed like a rough cat food, and has added water.  It's disappointingly bland tasting.

I like the tuna that's packed in olive oil, but hardly ever eat it.

My SWAMI diet is a blend of BTD and GTD Explorer, but I'm not totally compliant.  Also I try to choose foods that have a Low Glycemic index.  DW and DD are A+, probably also Explorer.
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I like Genova in olive oil, though it's ranked #2 here. Never tried the Trader Joe's.
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