Super Salmon

Salmon for running nutritionThe robust strength ingrained in the will and frame of the salmon allows this superior fish to swim upstream against the current to lay eggs. Salmon return to rivers from the ocean and swim upstream to their original hatching place to lay and fertilize their eggs. Swimming upstream is hard work, and only the strongest complete the journey and spawn the next generation of salmon. This powerful entity is the kind of food that a superior athlete would want to consume.

This action of upstream training provides a prominent lean nutrition that furnishes superior health when consumed. Salmon contributes a well-balanced mix of nutrition that is high in muscle building protein together with very little fat. High protein and low fat is a great combination that supports strength to the performing body of a runner.

Why It’s Good for Runners:

Salmon is an excellent protein source while supplying one of the best of omega-3 fats, which is essential for cerebral function and cardio health. Hey, it looks like runners are smart peeps with strong hearts as well! Another benefit resulting from consistent running is heart health and lower blood pressure, which is greatly assisted with the added nutrient of omega-3. Salmon also provides vitamins A, B, and D as well as a range of minerals vital to a balanced and healthy diet.

Salmon Facts:

Salmonidae identifies the family name of different species known as the salmon kind. Other fish in the same family include trout, char, grayling, and whitefish. Salmon are native to tributaries of the North Atlantic and the Pacific Ocean. Many species of salmon have been introduced to the environments of the Great Lakes of North America. So if Salmon could talk their words would be “you betcha ehh!” Due to the nutritional popularity, salmon are also made available to the masses by farming in many parts of the world.

Nutrition values:

A serving size of 1/2 fillet (124 g) will bring to the body a power pack of nutrition. We can also notice that just this small size brings a power pack of muscle healing enriched protein which boosts proper recovery. There are 185 calories yielding only 5.5g of fat. Cholesterol is 83 mg, sodium 107 mg, and potassium which we need immensely measures 513 mg. We will end with the most important to the athlete, 32 grams of muscle repairing, recovery producing, and strengthening solution protein!

Salmon is truly a power pack of nutrients with an explosion of protein. This critter is easy and light to eat. One can find this meat in an easy to open and portable package at the grocery store. So it does not need to be an hour prep to the dinner table. I usually bring a pack of salmon with me for lunch during the day. Please discover this easy to eat product that brings the heavy complexity of nutrients. Salmon should be one of the main elements in the library of the runner’s nutrition.

Happy Running!

John Carlson
Coach RRCW