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Old 08-17-2009, 04:58 PM   #26
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Default Re: Nutrition for boxing

Originally Posted by RDJ View Post
Correct. They have special coolers in which it freezes within minutes, preserving nearly all the nutrients.
Blast freezers. I done some work for a company where we used blast freezers to preserve the nutrients found in seaweed, which was later extracted for use in agricultural fertilizers, which leads me nicely on to seaweed based foods such as Nori and Kelps. Seaweed based foods are typically rich in calcium, protein, vits B, B2, C, iron and magnesium, all of which are particularly beneficial to athletes. I believe that Wakame, a type of kelp contains Fucoxanthin (sp?), which is excellent for burning off fatty tissue. There are some downsides such as a very high sodium content, but as a small addition to your weekly diet, the odd seaweed soup or seaweed salad dish can be a tasty, low calorie meal that is bursting with beneficial nutrients.

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