|Fish Nutritional Information
FISH - Dietary
Fish has high nutritional value and should be included in the
diet. Many recommend eating one or two servings of fish per week in
a bodybuilding diet.
Fish contains protein, and best of all, the quality of the protein
it contains is very high. The protein
rating of fish is 70, meaning fish has the correct combination
of amino acids to effectively use 70% of the protein it contains.
This is among the best in terms of natural protein sources.
Shell-fish is also very high in quality protein, and both fish and
shell-fish have a very low fat content.
Benefits of Fish Oil
Many bodybuilders supplement their diets with a fish oil, which many experts say is
effective for preventing coronary artery diseases.
Aside from being an excellent source of protein and being low in
fat, fish contains essential vitamins &
minerals and amino acids. Some
items of nutritional value that fish contains include iodine,
fluorine, magnesium, iron and copper, which can add quality to your
A serving of fish can also provide 10% of the recommended daily
allowance of Vitamin D. Other than
this, you can obtain good levels of thiamin, riboflavin and niacin
from a serving of fish each day, adding to the total recommended
daily allowance necessary for those minerals.
Omega-3 Fatty Acids
Fish contains high levels of omega-3 fatty acids which is known to
lower overall levels of "bad" cholesterol (LDL) in the blood.
Since fish is high in protein and low in fat, it should be used as
a protein source by those seeking a healthy diet several times a
week. As a goal, try to eat two servings of fish per week. There is
an excellent variety of fish available for you to consider:
F ish is an excellent source
of very high quality protein, and any bodybuilder or recreational
athlete can benefit by including fish in their diet.
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