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  1. Default Is cod and haddock the protein source of choice for bodybuilders?

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    Cod and haddock seem to be about 85kcals, and around 20g of protein per 100g, and it doesnt emit the incredibly alarming amount of grease as my grillsteaks do, only problem is its so expensive
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    Yeah certainly a better choice than grill steaks. No differant using a cod fillet to a piece of chicken fillet. Salmon or mackeral is a better choice, but i would opt for cod/haddock over packet grillsteak.

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    salmon seems to have more kcals

    its like 200kcals for 20g protein, whereas cod and haddock is around 100kcals for 20g
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    Depends what your goals are fella, you get the good fats in salmon which is good for health and joint protection.

    Whilst cod and haddock are low in fat, unless your on a diet to loose weight there is no need to choose this over salmon or mackeral. If you want to add muscle mass, the main objective is to add more calories to one's diet. Consuming good fats from salmon olive oil will yield more calories meaning less time eating.
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    Originally Posted by Bakez View Post
    salmon seems to have more kcals

    its like 200kcals for 20g protein, whereas cod and haddock is around 100kcals for 20g

    Salmon contains fat; cod doesn't.

    I'd go for the salmon given the choice
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    yeah, but its not just protein that is important. Salmon has a lot of omega 3 fatty acids in it.


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    White fish is pretty damn good in all honesty.

    Pollack is a good choice because it is significantly higher in omega 3 than cod or haddock (but not as nice tasting imo!)
    It's got 80mg per 100g or something like that.

    Obviously salmon contains a lot more being a oily fish.

    White fish keep their oil in their livers (that's where cod liver oil comes from) oily fish keep it in their bodies. (mackerel, salmon, tuna etc) fish need oil in their bodies as both energy storage and to keep them neutrally bouyant!
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    Originally Posted by Ripped Barbarian View Post
    White fish is pretty damn good in all honesty.

    Pollack is a good choice because it is significantly higher in omega 3 than cod or haddock (but not as nice tasting imo!)
    It's got 80mg per 100g or something like that.

    Obviously salmon contains a lot more being a oily fish.

    White fish keep their oil in their livers (that's where cod liver oil comes from) oily fish keep it in their bodies. (mackerel, salmon, tuna etc) fish need oil in their bodies as both energy storage and to keep them neutrally bouyant!
    so the ideal situation would be to eat cod and take a cod liver oil tablet each day
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    Originally Posted by Bakez View Post
    so the ideal situation would be to eat cod and take a cod liver oil tablet each day
    Or just eat a mix of fish and seafood!

    I tend to have:

    -Pollack (alaskan)
    -Salmon (pacific)
    -Mussels (chilean)
    -Herring (atlantic)
    -Prawns (greenland)
    There's no need to go 'exotic' but it can add some variety! ....i really enjoy squid and coctopus.
    Provides a good mix of nutrients and i take a bit of cod liver oil.
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    The seafood mixes you can get in the freezer sections in most supermarkets give a good mix of mollusck and crustacea if you're looking for variety.

    As RB says, pollack is good - its clean and cheap and nutritious, but its too much of a 'light' meat for me to find satisfying personally - i'm hungry again about an hour after eating it. I find 'heavier' darker fattier fish more satisfying - my current favourite is rainbow trout which is quite clean and cheap (cleaner than farmed salmon and often about the same price), has a decent amount of EPA and DHA, as well as unique antioxidants like astaxanthin.
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