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Feed your fitness

Seafood is a lean protein that’s not only good for athletes but also for the fitness conscious looking for a healthy diet.

Whether you’re a competitive sprinter chasing a new record or an everyday gym junkie looking to get the most from your workout, seafood is among the best foods to support an athletic lifestyle. It not only delivers great-tasting nutrition but also provides exceptional health benefits.

The combination of lean protein, anti-inflammatory Omega-3s and muscle-building nutrients found in Alaska seafood are why it’s a staple for athletes such as American middle-distance runners Ryan and Sara Hall.

“We like to incorporate Alaska seafood in our daily diet because it’s a really high-quality protein that helps to repair our muscles on a daily basis,” says Ryan, a two-time Olympian and holder of the US half-marathon record.

After a run, Sara Hall – a 3,000-metre steeplechase and marathon runner – relies on seafood as a go-to for low-fat meals with protein and simple-to-digest carbs.

Sample this dish straight from the Hall kitchen, and find more recipes and nutritional values for your favourite seafood at wildalaskaseafood.com.

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Pan-Seared Cod over Minted Pea Puree

Serves: 4

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 10 minutes