This is one powerful food, full of critical nutrients for athletes. Low in fat and high in omega-3 fatty acids (specifically EPA and DHA), salmon helps decrease inflammation while providing a quality source of protein and an abundance of vitamins and minerals, including vitamin D and selenium.
If you're trying to lose weight, you already know there are certain foods you need to eliminate from your diet. However, do you also know that you can actually speed up weight loss by adding certain foods? Since STACK wants you to meet all your goals in the New Year, we reached out to the Athletes’ Performance Nutrition Team to get their recommendations for foods that help keep you trim without sacrificing strength and performance. Click through the slideshow to learn about new foods you can add to your diet. (For more ways to fuel your performance, check out Athletes’ Performance’s 10 Nutrition Rules to Live By.)