Sunday, June 6, 2010
Fish Diet for Body Builders
Fish a great protein source for body builders. It is as good as chicken breast. High protein, and low fat, fish definitely a good choice.
Everyone knows that lean protein should be the cornerstone of any good bodybuilding diet. Unfortunately, if body fat is a concern for you, this will eliminate many tasty types of meat out there. One often forgotten about form of protein is fish. Sure, many of you eat canned tuna out the wazoo but forget that the real thing is so much better.
Again from the description above, fish is very low in calories meaning you can allow room in your diet for other foods that add bulk. For example, since fish is carb-free (most varieties) you may be able to add a small side of brown rice or a small yam to your meal to make up for this difference.
Fish is rich in poly unsaturated fatty acids called omege-3s: mainly, eicosapentaenoic acid (EPA) [in salt water fish], and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA). Like aspirin, these omega-3s make platelets in the blood less likely to stick together and may reduce inflammatory process in blood vessels. Eating fish is therefore claimed to decrease heart disease.