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Protein & Power: Why Seafood Is Great For Post-Workout Recovery

Hello, Seafoodies!!

We all know that hitting the gym is half the battle—but what happens after the workout is just as important too. Eating a mix of high-fiber carbohydrates and heart-healthy protein within 45-60 minutes of your workout can help replenish glycogen stores and aid with muscle repair.

Now there’s a reason protein is constantly in the spotlight as a must for muscle recovery. Without getting too sciencey, here’s why.

Protein is made up of amino acids, and those amino acids are the heavy lifters (pun intended!) behind muscle repair. No matter how much you strive to tone and sculpt—those biceps and glutes are going nowhere unless you have some protein power to back them up. 

Thankfully, seafood is a trusty sidekick when it comes to gym gains. With so many seafood varieties—like salmon, trout, sardines, shrimp, crab and cod—the appetizing protein options are endless when it comes to choosing your post-workout re-fuel.

Take fish, for instance—it’s an excellent complete protein but it also brings omega-3 fatty acids and vitamin D to the table. These nutrients help to reduce post-workout soreness. You also get an added bonus of vitamins and minerals like B vitamins, selenium and zinc. These nutrients help your muscles recover, support your immune system and reduce post-workout inflammation.

As a post-workout pal, seafood can’t be beat! Aim to enjoy at least 2-3 servings of a variety of seafood each week to help meet needs for protein, omega-3s and other nutrients. And if you’re shopping on a budget, check out frozen and canned or pouched options, which are just as nutritious as fresh seafood! 

To start giving your body the ultimate tools to recover and stay strong for your next workout—check out these Protein-Packed Healthy Seafood Dishes or download our Dish on Fish E-Cookbook for 85+ easy recipes to get your gains really going! 

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