Now this is really looking at the fine print on a tin.
I think that a tin of tuna makes for a great lunchtime meal. Have it with a bit of salad and it fits the perfect criteria of no sugar, a good amount of protein and the oils in fish tend to be the good Omega 3 ones.
Along come ALL of the big brands in tinned tuna and they have added Polyunsaturated Seed Oil to virtually all of the tins. You may need a magnifying glass but there is added sunflower or canola oil.
Followers of this page and the website will know that I think the Polyunsaturated Oils are big contributors to the inflammation in our systems and they need to be minimised.
However the Woolworths ‘Select’ brand have gone against the market and added Olive Oil to theirs.
Olive Oil tends to have a much lower polyunsaturated component, so is my preferred option if you are going to add a liquid oil to food.
Still check the ‘Select’ labels as their rectangular tins and their premium one went back to the seed oil as additives. So in fact the slightly cheaper one looks to be the better option.
And John West got that Heart Foundation Tick of approval again! The more I look the more I am concerned.
More on the theory of oils in inflammation at http://www.nofructose.com/introduction/fat-and-oil/