Food for nutrition is a very important aspect to healthy living. When we refuse to eat healthier, it can have dire consequences on our body producing negative results. Weight gain is an immediate and noticeable effect to the body’s response to unhealthy eating patterns. Luckily, there are foods that can help you with meeting or maintaining your weight loss goals. Eat these “fitness foods” to help you get in shape.
Get some blue in your diet.
Blueberries are good to reduce inflammation and recovery during a workout. In a study done by Appalachian State University, they found that when they fed athletics 9 ounces of blueberries for six weeks, in addition to 13 ounces before their two-and-a-half-hour run, the results led to a reduction of inflammation.
Eat salmon to help build muscle. The omega-3 fatty acids found in this "fitness food" fights heart disease to fight type 2 diabetes. Try to eat salmon several times throughout the week. Wild salmon is preferable rather than farm-fed fish. This food is great after a post-workout at the gym.
Haven't exercised in a while and the next morning you start to fill sore that you can't even walk or move, try eating watermelon to reduce muscle soreness. Eating this 16 ounces of this fruit before an hour of exercise can help combat muscle fatigue before it sets in.
Need an excuse to eat chocolate? No problem. According to a European Journal on Nutrition it states that dark chocolate helps to curb exercise-induced stress. Enjoy chocolate and be stress free.