Getting tired of tuna, salmon and skinless chicken breast? A study published in the journal Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism suggests that cod can help speed up recovery from exercise. Because this white fish contains high levels of the amino acid arginine, researchers speculated that cod protein might help reduce inflammation and promote muscle recovery.
Lab rats were fed a diet of peanut or cod protein for 21 days before a muscle was intentionally injured. Two weeks later, the muscle mass in both legs (injured and uninjured) was greater in the cod-fed rodents compared to the peanut-fed rats. It's probably not the best replacement for your post-workout protein shake, but your body needs protein throughout the day and cod makes a great main course at dinner.
3 Oz of Cod
Protein 15 Grams
Fat ½ Gram