6 Healthy, Delicious Ways To Eat Raw Tuna

6 Healthy, Delicious Ways To Eat Raw Tuna

Even the picky eaters will love these options.

Sushi and different forms of raw fish are one of the most common and trending foods in society today. Although the thought of raw fish can disgust some people, it can have health benefits and help maintain weight while also tasting super good. In fact, raw tuna has so many health benefits such as reducing blood pressure, improving your immune system, reducing depression, strengthening bones and even enhancing weight loss and helping with your eye health.

Personally, one of my favorite foods is raw tuna, and from having a huge friend group from both Michigan and Miami, I know I am not the only one. So, here’s the top six healthiest and most delicious ways of eating raw tuna:

1. Tuna Sashimi

One of my favorite forms of raw tuna because it contains no extra ingredients. No rice or sauce, simply just the raw meat with a side of soy sauce. A sushi roll can have up to 1 cup of white rice in it, so if you are eating multiple rolls choose sashimi.

2. Ahi Tuna Poke Bowl

Although a poke bowl may not be the healthiest form of raw tuna, considering what you decide to put into it, it is definitely the most delicious. If you go to UM, try the Poke Bowl stand that comes to the campus farmers market every Wednesday!

3. Ahi Tuna TarTar

It is pretty much just like sashimi, except with much more flavors including sesame and avocado which has health benefits of its own. It is a healthy and low-calorie meal that many restaurants carry. Including my favorite Ronin Sushi in Royal Oak, Michigan or the Setai Hotel’s restaurant in Miami.

4. Sesame Seared Ahi Tuna

If the thought of raw fish grosses you out, this may be the perfect solution for you. Lightly grilled tuna with a sesame layer, serve it with teriyaki or soy and it’s one of the best foods you’ll have.

5. Tuna Tataki

Also, here's one of the most delicious ways of eating raw tuna - famously served at restaurants such as Nobu in California. A bit more spicy than usual and has ginger coding to it, depending on where you are ordering from.

6. Tuna Fish Taco

Asian isn’t the only style of tuna! Put a piece of raw tuna in a tortilla with some cilantro, mango salsa, and lime.

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Delicious Alternatives to Soda


What is there to drink on a hot day? I think of a refreshing can of Cherry Coke. Yet being delicious, one can of the stuff is high in sugar and ensures cavities just waiting to happen. Here are some equally delicious alternatives that will work to satisfy your cravings.

1. Alpha Wolf:

A revitalizing drink that gives you the energy to do more. In a hectic lifestyle, this drink was created by a go-getter that had a busy schedule and required a drink that could keep up. Some boosting contents in the bottle include: L-Citrulline, which is an amino acid found in watermelon that has been shown to increase blood flow, reduces fatigue and improves endurance during prolonged exercise. It also has caffeine, a staple for getting through a long work day.

2. Motto Sparkling Matcha:

Motto is the first ever bottled beverage to deliver all the health benefits of Matcha Green Tea! Some of the amazing ingredients in every bottle are; premium matcha, honey, organic agave, apple cider vinegar, and fresh lemon juice. This drink provides plant nutrients that promote health and wellness.

3.Old Orchard:

Old Orchard is not only family-owned but it is also Michigan made. They feature a wide variety of juices including 100% fruit juice (also comes in frozen form), lemonades, even mixers and cranberry cocktails (for those who want to spice up their next drink). Some of my favorite flavors are Limited edition Organic Mango Lemonade and Seasonal Watermelon Cucumber Lemonade.

4.Wild Poppy:

Wild Poppy is committed to supporting sustainable organic farming, which is why every bottle uses only real, organic fruit. My favorite flavors are Grapefruit Ginger, Blood Orange Chili, and Peppermint Lemonade.They also have organic soda that is sweetened by organic cane sugar. Their flavors are: grape, orange, and lemon.

5.Bee's Water:

6. Just Craft Soda:

Crafted using 60% fruit juice, organic cane sugar, and other natural ingredients this soda won't make you feel wired from a sugar high. Drink by itself or use as a mixer to spice up your drinks. My favorites are Lemon & Lemongrass Fizz, Apple & Ginger, and Peach & Habanero.

7.Numi Organic Tea:

A tea that is a calming and relaxing blend of real ingredients, not "natural flavorings". The tea is all gluten-free and some of the ingredients they use are jasmine blossoms, orange peel, and organic cocoa.

When you buy Numi organic tea you are buying into practices that create the tea without the use of pesticides, synthetic fertilizers, sewage sludge, genetically modified organisms, or ionizing radiation.

I would definitely recommend the sampler box! Flavors included are Aged Earl Grey™, Rooibos Chai, Breakfast Blend, Gunpowder Green, Jasmine Green, Orange Spice, Moroccan Mint, and Chamomile Lemon.

8.Zest Tea:

The caffeine in this tea gives a great boost of energy without the crash that you get from coffee. Perfect for keeping you awake for a long school day or shift at work, this tea will give you the boost you need! My favorite flavors are Cinnamon Apple Black, Blue Lady Black, and Pomegranate Mojito Green.

9.The Tea Spot:

Fresh, whole leaf tea that delivers a premium experience with proven health benefits. The company, through philanthropic business, donates 10% to cancer wellness and health programs.

Whole leaf teas are said to be helpful in fighting cancer, managing stress, and weight loss. Recommendation: The Tea Spot Subscription Box. This fun box contains six different teas and will give you a good idea of what your new favorite flavors will be.

10.Leaf and Twig:

Leaf and Twig was founded by Melissa Vertosick, an herbalist and certified holistic health coach. Herbs are a key element to living a healthy life; sipping on a cup gives you the chance to take a breather from your hectic day. Some of my favorites are Lady's Herb, Winter Comfort, and Morning Harmony.

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Consider Moving To These 9 Cities If You Are Vegan

... Or just looking for some clean and fun eating!

Changing your diet to more Vegan or Vegetarian-friendly options can be challenging, especially if you live in a town without a lot of tasty and affordable options. Right now, more people around the world are changing their diets to remove foods made from animals. There are about 6% of Americans who classify themselves as a vegan is on the rise by over 500 percent since 2014! With this rise in veganism, there has been a rise in vegan restaurants and cafes, but there still are not nearly enough in different parts of the country. Here are some of the top cities for vegan foods all around the world! Road trip anyone?

1. Los Angeles

I'm sure you have seen all the Instagram Ads and posts from celebrities in L.A., but Southern California is actually a refuge for plant-based foods! This great article from 'peta2.com' talks all about the benefits of eating vegan and some of the best restaurants in L.A.!

2. Melbourne

I recently saw a video on Facebook where someone who was not from AUS, went to Melbourne to check out the vegan options, and she was amazed at how vegan-friendly the city is! This article from 'The Urban List' talks about all the great vegan food in the Melbourne area, and if you are a Melbourne local reading this, like this great Facebook page called 'Melbourne Vegan Club' for up to date info about new restaurants, outings, and meetups with other vegans!

3. London

When thinking of traditional London food and drink, you probably think of Fish and Chips and Beer (neither of which are vegan!). In recent years, London has become a new home for vegan lovers around the world and has some amazing eats! This website called 'Vegan London' has all the up to date information about how to be a successful vegan in London!

4. New York City

New York City is home to a lot of tourists from around the world, many of whom are drawn to the cities fashion and food scene! When planning your next trip to the city, check out this post from 'Grub Street' on the best vegan options in NYC!

5. Berlin

The German capital is home to its very own, entirely vegan supermarket chain called Veganz! Besides this, the city is chock full of over 50 vegan restaurants, all within walking distance of each other. Check out this article from 'Happy Cow' on how to get the most bang for your buck in Berlin!

6. San Francisco

San Fransisco has always been a trendy city with food and atmosphere, but they are actually one of the top vegan cities in the world! This California city is where progress meets health and the great outdoors! This page on 'Yelp' lays out the best vegan restaurants in the Bay area!

7. Taipei

Are you a vegan buffet lover? Then Taipei, Taiwan should be a city you add to your bucket list! With a variety of vegan restaurants (around 30) that serve up a wide (and delicious) selection of mock meats, Taipei also is one of the most affordable on this list. Like Berlin, Taipei is home to an all-vegan market: iVegan. This post from 'Vegan Food Quest' lets you know where the good ones are!

8. Portland

Portland was actually named Peta's number 1 vegan-friendly city in 2016! This plant-based food scene is the perfect fit for the quirky city, which is focused on environmental efforts and promoting sustainability. This post from 'Happy Cow' shows you the 241 best vegan options in Portland!

9. Vancouver

Vancouver is always finding newer and more affordable ways to go green, and vegan restaurants are on the top of the list! This post from 'Bored in Vancouver' tells you all about the best ones, and you can even get vegan poutine! So Canada!

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