WILDLY FIT - Canned Seafood for Athletes
Long gone are the days when professional athletes and weekend warriors considered diet something that had little impact on performance. It’s now widely known that what you eat can be just as important, if not more, for overall athletic achievement as the hours spent training. Eat a nutritionally poor diet and you should not expect to perform your best. But fill your diet with whole foods like fruits, vegetables, legumes, whole grains and lean meats and you’ll give yourself an edge with respect to feeling, looking and performing your best. And when it comes to nutritional firepower, athletes should look no further than canned fish.
Protein Powerhouse Savvy athletes have long known that canned seafood provides a source of reliable protein to show their muscles some love. Each 2 ounce serving of Wild Planet canned tuna provides upwards of 13 grams of high-quality protein making it easier for the athletic crowd to meet their elevated dietary needs.
Mega Healthy Fats
Wild Planet canned fish delivers a boatload of omega-3 fatty acids. Over the years, the role these fats play in improving heart health has been well played out in research. But now athletes are catching onto the omega wave. Omega-3 fats have strong anti-inflammatory powers, and it’s thought that by helping to quell inflammation in the body they can improve recovery from vigorous training. One way this is accomplished is by lessening post-workout muscle soreness. What’s more, a recent study in the European Journal of Sport Science discovered that higher intake of omega-3 fats can improve muscle blood flow in athletes thereby allowing for improved exercise performance.
Of course, not all canned seafood is created equal when it comes to these benevolent fats. Owing to important differences in harvesting and processing methods, Wild Planet seafood has levels of omega-3 fats unmatched by the competition. For that reason, athletes of all stripes should go fish for these tinned swimmers with mega benefits.
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