What are good Nuts & Fish to eat?
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I appreciate that there must be loads and loads of info. about the above on the web but I've been trying for wks to get the time to do research and I haven't managed it (too busy posting on here!!!). Can anyone provide a rough guide to the best types of nuts and fish to eat to support training. Thanks very much.
I love a whole grilled trout. Tinned makerel... apprently not so good to eat too much tinned tuna as contain quite a lot of heavy metal.
My only advice would be to stick to roasted and UNSALTED! I go through about a pack of nuts (roughly 100g) a day. And by the way I'm very thin and have almost no fat (for those of you who were wondering about the large fat content!).
Now, the story is not quite the same for fish.
In regards to protein, there is not a variation between fish, however some have slightly higher fat composition within the flesh, so protein % goes down. I belive tuna is one of the highest in protein, but is very low in fat. So if your going for protein, then tuna is the best bet!
The oil content in fish is far more vaired, with fish like tuna having a very low fat content, whereas fish like salmon and mackeral have very high fat content, most of which is oils such as omega 3 etc.
White fish like cod also has very high protein, but very low fat content, it also contains very low levels of oils in the flesh, as these fish store there essential oils in their livers, hence 'cod liver oil'!
So in regards to fish, my advice as ever is variation.
Stuff that comes in tins will have a very low fat level, so not much in the way of essential oils, as these are removed in the canning process, heating etc. But they will maintain their high protein.
So you can't just rely on tuna cans and batter cod, because you wont be getting your essential oils.
So get some nice salmon fillets into the diet, bit of mackeral and kippers maybe, tin of tuna here and there, and carry a bag of unsalted mixed nuts around with you everywhere you go like I do!