WANT SOME HEALTHY FOODS TO CURB YOUR APPETITE OR TO GIVE YOU THE BEST BENEFITS POST-WORKOUT!? HERE ARE SOME PRIME EXAMPLES AND REASONS TO CHOW DOWN ON THESE HEALTHY FOODS!!! 😀
**START CHOWIN’ DOWN AND NEVER FEEL GUILTY!***
eggs- for starters, eggs take a few minutes to make on the stove or in boiling water for a perfect hard-boiled delight! but most importantly you’ll get six to seven grams of protein in every large egg! And even though most dislike the yolk, another reason to eat it, the yolk contains nine essential amino acids!!
Almonds- a great protein source and way to curb your hunger. In 1.5 ounces of most nuts can reduce LDL (Bad) cholesterol and lower your risk of heart disease!!
Oatmeal- this is the ultimate body-building carb, a delicious, slow digesting breakfast that’ll give you a ton of energy for tough training sessions! AND NO EXCUSES– IT’S SO SIMPLE AND QUICK TO MAKE!
Cucumber- impossible to eat too much of, it is the PERFECT stomach filler! Cucumber has a high water content and goes great with anything! They are LOADED with antioxidants and helps clear chemical toxins from the body.
Multivitamin- It seems silly that this is in the list, but, think again! Even if you think your diet is perfectly balanced, take a multi-vitamin daily, just to make sure! It doesn’t hurt… and this is the only way to make certain that you’re not missing any key nutrients.
Asparagus- a great source of several B vitamins, asparagus includes a type of soluble fiber that works as a prebiotic, which stimulates the growth of healthy stomach bacteria.
Fish Oil- Fish oil has been shown to improve virtually every aspect of cardiac health from blood pressure to risk of heart failure. Also, its anti-inflammatory properties make it key for joint health.
***For those of you starting a diet regimen and exercise routines weekly, or even just a simple work routine, I recommend taking 3 supplements daily- (1) vitamin D (2) Fish Oil W/ Omega 3 if available & (3) Protein powder – this will either curb your hunger to help in losing weight or in gaining weight/muscle with that extra boost of protein in your heavy diet!
Garlic/ Lemon seasoning- Garlic is a potent antioxidant shown to help prevent heart attacks and strokes. Lemon Powder also has key antioxidants as well. Use Garlic or Lemon to spice up practically anything on your menu!
Chicken Breast- This is the most widely consumed bodybuilding staple for the high protein content and very low in fat! Chicken also increases carnosine concentration which improves exercise performance! go baby, GO! Hah.
Bananas- In my eyes, this is one of the best recovery foods you could eat post-workout. Not to mention, each banana contains over 400 milligrams of potassium and 4 grams of fiber! Before I knew this I was impartial to bananas… Now I can’t get enough!
Fish- among many others, Cod and Salmon are great choices for a low-fat, high protein whole food. It’s easy to screw up! Hit the fish with garlic & lemon pepper, put it in the oven at 375* for about 30-minutes, and POOF! Great fish.
Broccoli- Similar to the cucumber it’s a great stomach filler that you can’t eat too much of. it’s packed with fiber and contains a compound called sulforaphane, which blocks enzymes that cause joint decay! Hello Broccoli, SeeYa achy joints!!
Lean Beef- If you keep it lean, there’s no reason to be scared of red meat. It’s one of the best sources of iron and zinc ( YES LADIES)
***But of course there are many other foods I could add but this should get ya’ll started!! *** Now you can eat that pre-meal snack without the guilt, right?! RIGHT!
HAVE A HEALTHY AND WONDERFUL DAY!! Keep your head high and smile on!
Toast, to a tasty Day,