Following Five Healthy Foods Every Day to Support Your Active Fitness Lifestyle
If you’re a health and fitness enthusiast, you probably already know how important nutrition is to your daily functioning and athletic performance. A balanced nutrition plan will look different for everyone based on preference, lifestyle, and any special dietary needs. One-size-fits-all recommendations are usually pretty unhelpful. That being said, there are some great foods I’d like to recommend for everyday eating that are easy to find and prepare, affordable, and highly beneficial to the body.
Health & Fitness Food N°1 : Berries
The saying should be “a cup of berries a day” instead of “an apple a day” (although you’ll do well to keeping eating that apple a day too). The benefits of berries are wonderful! Berries offer delicious flavor, fiber, vitamins, nutrients, antioxidants, and more…all while being some of the lowest-sugar fruits out there. Raspberries only have 5g of sugar in a one-cup serving, making them an excellent low-sugar choice for satisfying a sweet tooth. Raspberries also pack a whopping 8g of fiber. Since it’s recommended that women get 25g of fiber daily and men get 38g, a cup of raspberries makes a significant contribution. Other good berry choices include blackberries, cranberries, and blueberries. Freeze locally-obtained berries when they’re in season so you can enjoy them throughout the rest of the year.
Health & Fitness Food N°2 : Greens
Health & Fitness Food N°3 : Plain Greek Yogurt
Not all yogurt is created equal. Greek yogurt offers a great deal more protein than other types of yogurt, as well as being creamy, delicious, and loaded with calcium. Many types of Greek yogurt offer between 20-25g of protein per one-cup serving, while regular yogurt usually has only 8-14g. Greek yogurt is a great recovery food to consume after a workout. Just watch the sugar content; some brands have a lot more sugar than others. It’s best to eat it plain if you can handle the tartness! I recommend the low-fat or non-fat versions, unless you eat a primal diet, in which case you’ll want the full-fat version to help keep up your energy levels.
Health & Fitness Food N°4: Turkey
Turkey is an excellent source of lean protein, offering a welcome flavorful change from chicken every day. Turkey is also rich in iron, potassium, and B vitamins.
Health & Fitness Food N°5 : Raw, Unsalted Almonds
Almonds are a savory, tasty, high-protein, high-fiber food. Although almonds are high in fat, it’s mostly monounsaturated fat, the same kind of “good fat” that’s in olive oil. This kind of fat may help reduce your risk of cardiovascular disease.
5 Foods to Eat Every Day for Optimal Health & Fitness
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