Meat from the Sea is Fuel for Runners

Monterey Bay, CA, is no doubt a runner’s paradise. With its streets and hiking trails providing a variety of running routes, you can have a change of scenery every time. You also get to enjoy the fresh sea air from the bay; and, after a satisfying run, you can reward yourself with a sumptuous but healthy meal in one of the excellent restaurants in the area.

Snappy Crabs

Members of the crustacean family offer a lot of benefits to running buffs. Red king crab, for example, contains seven milligrams of zinc in every 3.5-ounce serving. Zinc is needed for muscle recovery and in improving respiratory functions, which is critical in preserving stamina for endurance runs.

Shrimp/Prawns

Shrimp or prawn dishes can pack up to one-third the daily allowance of Vitamin D in a 100gram serving. This vitamin is needed to protect the bones against stress fractures.

Salmon

Salmon is not only delicious, it also packs 2.5 grams of omega-3 fatty acids per 100g serving, which serves runners well by keeping blood pressures low and regulating heart rates.

Shellfish

Shellfish meals can work wonders in a runner’s body. Mussels, for example, are rich in Vitamin B12, which helps channel oxygen to the muscles via the red blood cells. A 100g serving of oysters packs at least three times the daily intake of B12, plus zinc and selenium.

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