Recently, the news came out regarding the muscle building benefits of omega-3 fatty acids i.e. enhanced fat loss, muscle growth and joint recovery. Suddenly salmon, the fish with the richest source of omega-3 fatty acids was nudging out Charlie the tuna for leadership.
If you were to choose one fish which would it be? Aside from personal taste preference.
Here's the facts:
Per 3 ounce can of light tuna has fewer calories, less total fat and more protein than fresh salmon. It's also a little richer in critical amino acids, like BCCAs, arginine, and glutamine.
Fresh salmon however is much richer in omega-3 fatty acids, more than 7 times the amount of tuna!
Fresh salmon also contains more than twice the vitamin b6 and slightly more vitamin b12. Each fish is definitely loaded with nutritional benefits.
So the question now becomes not WHICH fish to eat but WHEN!
For Meals before and after a workout the best choice is tuna. Why??
Greater protein content
Lower fat levels insure delivery of critical amino acids
Eating salmon around workout time is a bad idea. The healthy fats slow down the digestion process of the salmos proteins.
Still I like to get in 2 to 3 meals a week; on rest days, of salmon.
Or at worst eat my salmon meal but, not work out till 4 hours later
There has bee some recent studies as to the benefits of omega-3 fatty acids in the area of increasing male libido. I'll post more regarding tat in some future post.