53. Wild Salmon
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again: Salmon is ridiculously good for you, but stick to the wild variety. “If you compare a half fillet of wild to farmed salmon, you’ll find that wild salmon contains less calories (281 versus 412 in farmed), the same amount of protein, less fat (13 grams in wild versus 27 grams in farmed) with almost three times the amount of saturated fat in farmed salmon,” Turoff says. Packed with vitamins, minerals, and healthy omega-3 and omega-6 fatty acids, salmon delivers a ton of good nutrients with very little caloric downside. Plus, a study in the Journal of Sports Science and Medicine found guys who worked out with a body full of omega-3 acids felt less post-workout muscle soreness compared to guys who were low in the nutrient—so stocking up on salmon may actually help get you back to the gym faster.
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