Great foods for women!

The Best foods for fit women

Avocados – These cholesterol lowering health grenades have a rich amount of monosaturated fat the helps keep your body strong and pain free. The known extreme low fat diets that most women try weaken the muscles and joints, unlike diets that include produce such as avocados, which are shown to boost strength in those two areas.

Bagels/Whole Grain – Forget Atkins! Carbohydrates are optimal workout rations. You want to incorporate complex carbohydrates into your diet, via whole grains. A whole grain bagel is a model pick. It digests slowly because of the fiber content, which in turn delivers a steady flow of energy over time rather than all at once.

Bananas – Bananas have a heavy potassium content, so next time you’ve got that crampage going on in your side, peel down a banana and you’ve found an answer to your pain! Typically, muscle cramps are caused by a drop in sodium, but potassium plays an important role in assisting to ease the pain of them. Bananas are also packed with carbs, the energizing kind.

BerriesBerries are known to be very rich in antioxidants. Down a handful of blueberries, raspberries, or blackberries and your body will have a healthy explosion of these potent nutrients. Antioxidants are known to protect muscles from free radical damaged that are often caused by exercising. When choosing your berry, shop by color, the richer the color the healthier the fruit!

Carrots – Bite into a carrot and imagine it to be some kind of delectable hard candy! (That’s what I have to do not being much of a carrot lover!) Carrots pack complex carbohydrates that provide energy to muscles and potassium to control your blood pressure and muscle contractions.

Whole grain cereal – Look back to whole grain bagels! Cereal is a great snack for when you’re looking to munch down on something to hold you over for a bit before a workout. Most of the healthiest brands contain long lasting endurance boosting complex carbohydrates and protein. Chow down on a small bowl of whole grain cereal about an hour before you intend to train, and you’ll have the energy you need to get your pump on!

Chicken Thighs – They aren’t just reserved for men dining at Hooters anymore! Cook up some juicy thighs or drumsticks and you’ll gather up on extra zinc and iron. Dark meat poultry is significantly lower in fat than red meat, and also has extra vitamin B which every woman needs in her diet!

Chocolate Milk – There is way more to milk than just calcium! Milk gives you valuable energy resources and has a low calorie count. Chocolate milk is loaded with calcium, essential vitamins and minerals just like regular ol’ milk! But studies have shown that milk with an added touch of cocoa is as influential as recovery drinks, such as life water or Gatorade, when it comes to replenishing and repairing muscle damage caused by physical activity.

Cottage Cheese (Low-fat) – Deceiving as it is, cottage cheese packs a pretty substantial amount of protein, calcium and carbs. The protein that comes from low-fat cottage cheese is crucial to healing muscle tears that occur while you workout.

Cranberries – Cranberries deliver the charitable amount of carbs you need prior to your training. They also contain proanthocyanins, which are compounds that help prevent and fight urinary tracts infections.

Eggs – One egg a day provides a healthy dose of cholesterol. The yolk is a good source of iron, and is packed full of lecithin, which is crucial for brain health.

Ground FlaxseedFlaxseed is loaded with fibers called lignans that promote ‘gut’ health. They contain both soluble and insoluble fiber that keeps you digestively “regular”.

Hummus – Hummus is totally loaded with complex carbs, protein and unsaturated fat, which are all the right essentials to fuel your physical activity needs. Hummus is most often made with olive oil, which has oleic acid, a fat that helps cripple the gene responsible for 20 to 30 percent of breast cancers.

Oranges – Oranges are a great fruit you can snack on year round. They are easily transportable to and from wherever you need to go, they’re easy to peel and eat, and do not make much of a mess. (Make sure you remember a wet nap though, or else you’ll be left with sticky fingers!) They are rich in vitamin C that helps repair muscle tissue, and also is key to making collagen, which is a tissue that helps keep your bones strong.

Peanuts – Peanuts contain extra healthy fat that helps improve your endurance when engaged in physical activity by giving muscles energy to burn up first.

Potatoes – Need a quick and easy replenishment of lost electrolytes? Sprinkle a little salt atop a baked potato, and you’ll have the needed electrolytes, sodium and potassium to help maintain fluid balance in an around the cells that make your muscles contract as needed.

Salmon – Last but not least, salmon is superb for heart health! Salmon is packed full of omega-3’s and monounsaturated fats that help lessen abdominal fat. Eat it alone with some fresh green veggies, or cut it up and toss on top of a yummy spinach salad!

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