Protein Packs a Punch
Whether you’re looking to gain weight or lean out, protein is important. Protein is used as an energy source during exercise and helps build and repair tissues after exercise. An easy and healthy source of protein is fish! The omega 3 fatty acids provided by many fish are helpful in reducing inflammation caused by muscular fatigue and overexertion, which can aid in post- exercise recovery. The best sources of omega 3 in fish include: salmon, trout & tuna.
Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD is a registered dietitian for Ben Hogan Sports Medicine and serves as the sports dietitian for the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, FC Soccer Dallas, Jim McClean Golf School, Texas Christian University Athletics, and University of Texas at Arlington Athletics. In addition, she is an adjunct professor and dietetic intern preceptor for Texas Woman’s University, Texas Christian University and the University of Texas at Arlington and is a state media representative for the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. . She received her Bachelor of Science degree in speech communications from Texas Christian University and Masters in Exercise and Sports Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University.