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FACT NO. 1: You need to eat fish.
It’s high in protein, low in calories, and contains a lot less fat than meat (and it’s often the best type of fat: heart-healthy, muscle-building omega-3s). But you already know that—which, unfortunately, doesn’t change fact no. 2: You rarely eat fish.
Maybe you’re lazily committed to being a Bobby Flay–level master of the cheap post-workout chicken cutlet. Maybe you find that cooking tilapia or cod or hake is just too expensive, too involved, too temperamental. (Back to chicken!) Or maybe you’ve confined your fish eating to restaurants, where you’re likely consuming it the wrong way. (We’ll show you the right way.) But don’t worry, dudes, we got you.
Bearing in mind today’s mind-boggling array of “farmed” and “wild” fish, we’ve reached out to some of America’s top fish-mongers, chefs, and ichthyologists (fish scientists) to seek out the dead-easiest ways for you to incorporate more fish into your daily diet. These include the best ways to prep fish quickly and simply at home, how to pick a luxury chef-approved can of tuna that isn’t bone dry, and which questions to ply your waiter with to guarantee he brings you the freshest, healthiest-cooked catch.
Because there’s no way to get around fact No. 3: Eating more fish will add not only muscle to your body but also years to your life.