Whether you just signed up for your first-ever gym membership or you’re a workout veteran, you probably have heard about the importance of protein – and seafood – as a foundation for muscle building. When you exercise, you are effectively breaking down your muscles, and they can’t just automatically repair themselves – you need to continually fuel and refuel your body to garner the results you want. This means that half the battle will be fought outside of the gym, and that’s where the protein, and variety of seafood, you consume comes into play.
Protein is made up of amino acids, which are the building blocks of your muscles. Amino acids help build, repair and maintain what you are working so hard to create. Once you know how important protein is, what should you do next? Answer: Eat more seafood! Varieties like salmon, trout, sardines, tuna and cod not only contain high levels of protein, but also taste delicious and can be easily incorporated into your weekly meal plans. Here are a few post-workout recipes to get you started: