After we decide to begin any gym program, it’s important to not only focus on exercise but what is even more important is, in order to really lose some pounds, what kind of food should we consume?
If you only eat ‘healthy food’ and not doing exercise, or you don’t exercise but just eat the food that is healthy, the result is not going to be like you expect. The only way is to combine those two in order to seriously lose weight. So this is the most important food that you must eat to gain the best result:
1. Dried fruits and nuts
The yummy crunchy snacks are ideal for those days when you are running a bit late. For them dried fruits and nuts are ideal. One can go for apples and oranges. Dried fruits contain simple carbohydrates that if compared to complex carbohydrates, a better supplier of muscle glycogen and easily digestible. Nuts contain the right amount of proteins. It is a perfect healthy snack containing all you need after the workout.
2. Sprouts and legumes
Sprouts and legumes are one of the healthiest and most nutritious foods, which contain a high amount of vitamin K and C, proteins, fibers and minerals. Sprouting is considered healthier than dry cooking. Sprouts are releasing energy for a longer period of time because they contain complex carbohydrates that take longer to break down. They all have unique nutritional profiles and varieties that contain varying amounts of these nutrients and vitamins.
For those who hit the gym in the morning when you don’t have time to eat breakfast, oats are complete pre-workout food. It is a very slow digesting source of complex carbohydrates, that will give you the easy and slow energy stream on a daily basis. Because oats take time to digest, it keeps you satiated for a longer time without giving you a bloated feeling. What will help you keep hydrated throughout the workout, is the addition of fruits and berries.
Salmon is complete nutrient source containing the high amount of proteins and omega 3 fatty acids. It is an essential antioxidant which during exercise, helps to lower the level of muscle inflammation. It also enhances fat burning, slows down muscle loss and increases blood flow to muscles which helps in reducing muscle soreness. It is the best food choice that helps the body to make the best results after gym.
5. Fruits and vegetables
If we compare kiwi to other fruit, kiwi has more vitamins and minerals than any other fruit. It also contains a high amount of potassium, vitamin C, fibers and antioxidants that help relieve muscle soreness. Besides kiwi on number two is bananas that act as a fuel that helps your body on a daily basis to function properly. In banana, we can also find magnesium that helps for our bones to be stronger. In order to make the best result, eat a yogurt and banana one hour before exercise.