Top 3 foods to think about including in your diet
Hi everyone, I hope we are all enjoying our week.
Today, let's talk about food. Not just any food, fitness food for beginners, and the importance of good nutrition for everyone.
In other blogs we have touched on what to eat before starting exercise and the right time to consume our pre-workout meal.
Today we are going to discuss 3 of the BEST foods to consume any time of the day to really help kick-start your fitness journey and give your body the nutrients it truly needs.
Not only to ensure we have adequate energy for exercise sessions but so we are feeding our bodies with the correct nutrients, vitamins and minerals it needs to operate at its best in day to day life!
So, in no particular order:
Food number 1 - bananas
Bananas are a fantastic addition to any fruit bowl.
They are PACKED with healthy carbohydrates, vitamins & minerals, and fast digesting energy which makes them an ideal option for pre-exercise or for an energy boost in the mornings.
Some of the nutritional values of an average banana are listed below:
Potassium 358mg - essential for heart and brain health and normalising blood pressure
Total carbohydrate 23g
Dietary fibre 2.6g
Food number 2 - eggs
My personal favourite food! They literally go with anything.
One of if not THE best sources of protein available. Very very versatile and will add an abundance of vitamins & minerals, plus they also pack a solid 5-7g of protein per egg.
A great way to add on-the-go nutrition is boil 2 or 3 eggs before bed each night and keep them in the fridge and take them with you on your travels the next day.
They are also a great pre- and post-exercise food.
Quick & easy nutrition!
Food number 3 - brown rice
A great substitute for grains is brown rice.
It is packed full of vitamins & minerals, including the very important mineral selenium.
A good piece of advice would be to switch the post-workout white rice/pasta with a good quality brown rice.
Brown rice contains less sugar and more starch than white rice or pasta, making it a slower digestion carbohydrate source, keeping the body fuller for longer.
This isn't to say white rice is bad, it is actually a great carbohydrate source, but the majority of people I train and work with have a much easier time digesting brown rice. Mix between the 2 regularly, and try to aim more for brown than white as you go along.
I hope you enjoyed today's blog - keep learning and keep fit!
And as another taster you can download a free video on my favourite protein packed food, eggs - all the lowdown in a few short minutes - just click on the link below.