Many medical studies have found that the best way to lose weight and keep it off is to simply to watch foods you eat, together with fitness.
More than a quarter Americans are classified as clinically obese. No surprises, then, that only one in three of us do any kind of exercise. Today we will not talk about the best fitness exercises, but we are here to help you choose 10 foods for your fitness diet.
Complex carbohydrates, unsaturated fats, and protein (all the right elements for your fitness activity) meet in one healthy little 70-calorie package. Also, hummus is mostly made with olive oil, which has oleic acid—a fat that helps destroy the gene responsible for 20-30 % of breast cancers.
Thanks to bananas’ high potassium content, eating one is a fast solution to that stitch on your side. Studies show that potassium plays an important role in replacing sweat losses and help with your fluid absorption, which is especially important during fitness. Bananas are also rich in energizing carbs.
3. Whole grain cereal
Looking for something to munch before your fitness exercise? Raid your cereal stash. The healthiest brands have endurance-boosting complex carbs and muscle-building protein. One hour before a workout, fuel up with a 200-calorie snack: 4 ounces of fat-free milk with a ¾ cup of whole-grain cereal. When you eat something before exercising, you have more energy, so you can work out harder and perhaps longer.
4. Chicken and turkey
Eat foods rich in iron and zinc and your energy will flag. Making some juicy chicken or turkey drumsticks is the best way to get both, iron and zinc. Dark meat poultry contains less fat than red meat, and at the same time has all the zinc, iron and B vitamins that you need for your fitness diet.
Carrots almost taste like crunchy candy. Carrots contain complex carbs that provide energy to muscles needed for fitness, and potassium to control muscle contractions and blood pressure. A 1/2 cup has just 35 calories.
6. Low fat cottage cheese
Despite its frumpy image, this cheese has 15 g of protein per half-cup serving, along with 75 mg of calcium and 5 g of carbs. That protein is important for healing the microscopic muscle tears that occur during fitness.
This fruit provides a generous pre- or post-workout blast of carbs (25 g. per ¼ cup). And even more, cranberries have proanthocyanins, compounds that help in preventing and fighting urinary tract infections. Running to the bathroom every few minutes definitely isn’t the kind of workout you need.
Don’t skip the egg yolk. One egg a day has only 215 milligrams of cholesterol—not enough to push you over the 300-milligram daily cholesterol limit from the American Heart Association. Plus, the yolk is high in iron and lecithin, critical for brain health.
Oranges are portable. They are a fruit you can get year-round. And they’re high in vitamin C, which helps in repairing muscle tissue. Just one orange has all the vitamin C daily needs—close to 75 mg. Vitamin C is also needed for making collagen, a tissue that helps keep bones strong.
10. Ground flaxseed
Flaxseed is packed with fibers called lignans that promote gut health. Flax has both soluble and insoluble fibers which keep you regular. During fitness exercise, it can be disruptive to have digestive issues. A daily dose of 1-2 tablespoons of ground flaxseed tossed in your cereal is enough to help you with this issue.