Foods to Boost Fitness

Last Modified March 16, 2017


Foods to Boost Fitness

Staying fit and healthy isn’t just about exercise output, isn’t also about nutritional input.

We’re all aware of the foods that are bad for us and what we should be keeping away from, but what foods should we be eating instead?

Here are a few foods that would be a great addition to your diet.

QuinoaQuinoa

Commonly mistaken for a grain, quinoa is actually a seed from the spinach family, but with one crucial difference, it’s fortified with some powerful proteins including amino acid and lysine.

The B vitamins it contains will help you synthesise nutrients and lose weight more efficiently, the fibre will make you less likely to binge on unhealthy foods and the protein will help to maintain lean tissue while burning fat for fuel.

Greek Yoghurt

Greek yoghurt offers double the protein of regular yoghurt with minimal sugar or calorific cost. A recent study found that it was one of the two foods most commonly correlated to weight loss.

The probiotics it contains are great for your digestive health and your immune system and the calcium in yoghurt can also cause cells to release less cortisol which in turn can make it easier to lose body fat.

WatermelonWatermelon

Watermelon is low in calories and high in water content. Eating water rich foods makes the stomach feel full in a way that simply drinking water does not.

The antioxidants contained in watermelon can help to reduce the risk of heart disease, they can improve circulation and can sooth sore muscles improving the bodies recovery time after exercise.