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Healthy Avocado Tuna Salad

Healthy Avocado Tuna Salad

By on March 20, 2016

Who doesn’t love tuna?

As I’ve told you before, it’s one of the most delicious and amazing ingredients of this world.

It’s so yummy and rich in nutrients, yet very inexpensive!

Tuna is amazing for your muscles and the biggest of your muscles – The HEART!! It’s a great source of omega-3 fatty acids which are the great regulators of the body’s anti-inflammatory functions and also prevent excessive inflammation.

But we’ve already spoken about Tuna before so let’s talk about the new bad boy on Slice of Fit – the Avocado.
This unique type of fruit is absolutely loaded with every health benefit you can ask for. In 100g of avocado you get the following extensive list of vitamins:

Vitamin K: 26% of the RDA.
Folate: 20% of the RDA.
Vitamin C: 17% of the RDA.
Potassium: 14% of the RDA.
Vitamin B5: 14% of the RDA.
Vitamin B6: 13% of the RDA.
Vitamin E: 10% of the RDA.

It also contains small amounts of Magnesium, Manganese, Copper, Iron, Zinc, Phosphorous, Vitamin A, B1 (Thiamine), B2 (Riboflavin) and B3 (Niacin). Additionally, avocados don’t contain any cholesterol or sodium and are also quite low in saturated fats.

They are super rich in Potassium – richer than a banana!! Potassium is amazing because it prevents cramps – a thing feared by a lot of athletes/ sportspeople and it supports healthy blood pressure levels.

Obviously, avocados are a very high-fat food but the good thing is that it’s all healthy fats – great for your eyes, skin, blood circulation, heart and blood pressure. They’re also rich in fiber which fills you up and aids digestion, reduces constipation and makes your gut happy!!

Overall, avocados are AWESOME and tuna is AWESOME! So why not combine them? We might as well do!!

Check out the video and the recipe poster below and let me know – do you love avocado and tuna??

Healthy Avocado Tuna Salad
Serves 2
Simple, nutritious, protein-packed and healthy Tuna Avocado Salad.
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Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Prep Time
10 min
Total Time
10 min
Ingredients
  1. 1 medium-sized red onion
  2. 2 cans of tuna (approx 300g tuna)
  3. 2 ripe avocados
  4. 150g lettuce
  5. 1 lime
  6. extra virgin olive oil
  7. salt, pepper
Instructions
  1. Wash and cut cucumber into smaller pieces and add to a salad bowl
  2. Add lettuce to the salad bowl
  3. Cut the 2x avocados in small cubes
  4. Dice red onion and add to the bowl
  5. Add tuna to the bowl
  6. Season with salt and pepper
  7. Add lime juice and extra virgin olive oil
  8. Enjoy
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