The use of low-energy diet, where the daily demand is reduced by 30%, works more effectively when the source of protein is cod. Researchers from Iceland came to this type of conclusions, and the study published in an article that appeared in Nutrition, Metabolism & Cardiovascular.
The aim of the study was to check the impact of lean meat and meat from fish on overweight women and men. They used for this purpose 126 overweight people aged 20 to 40 years. Researchers have implemented a strict diet for 8 weeks. They were divided into three groups:
group, I was eating lean meat,
group II 150 g of cod meat 3 times a week instead of lean meat,
group III 150 g of cod meat 5 times a week instead of lean meat.
People who consumed the largest amount of cod in the week lost the most body weight in 8 weeks, and the waist circumference of these people changed the most.
Supplementing the diet with omega-3 fatty acids (EPA and DHA) and natural vitamin E.
The use of fish meat, which is rich in omega 3 and vitamin D3, can translate into a more effective loss of fat than in the case of a diet based on poultry. What’s more, animal studies suggest that fish protein is more effective in maintaining blood glucose reserves, which may translate into more effective physical activity.