Top 5 Fuels for Optimal Human Performance #5 – Fish & Fowl

Use these two interchangeably and regularly as an essential source of protein to help repair and recover but also for healthy fats, minerals and nutrients.

Fish like Salmon, Trout & Mackerel are an ideal source of protein, are rich in Omega 3 fats that support many functions in the body and play an important role in cardiovascular health, insulin control, and brain function.

Fowl includes poultry such as chicken, turkey and game bird like pheasant or partridge as well as wildfowl like guineafowl, and waterfowl such as duck and goose. Fowl contains higher levels of Leucine, used by the body in the synthesis of protein so aids recovery and repair. It is also an Essential Amino Acid, it cannot be produced by the human body, so it has to come from your diet.

But it’s Eggs that remain our top source of protein. A typical hens egg provides around 7g of protein as well as significant amounts of Vitamins A, D, B12, Zinc, Riboflavin, and Choline. They are also another good source of Omega 3 fats with pasture or free-range birds being the best source.

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