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12 Power Foods You Should Definitely Be Eating

Another berry, fish, or nut is proclaimed a "superfood" about every other minute. But truth be told, certain foods do deserve props in the fitness arena — especially if you're looking to run faster, lift heavier, or just drop a jeans size. In fact, if you're not seeing any payoff, ID'ing a few missing ingredients and shaking up your plate (more fat here, fewer carbs there) could be just the thing you need.


12 power foods you should be eating

Research proves these following foods rev up your metabolism, make you stronger, even help with recovery so you can repeat it all again tomorrow!


How many of them are already in your diet?


Oatmeal: 

Provides staying power so you won’t crash halfway through your workout


Whey Protein:

Prime building material for tight abs and toned glutes


Raisins:

Grab a handful during long workouts for a natural energy boost


Bananas:

Just effective as sports drinks at keeping your electrolytes balanced


Ginger:

Fights nausea and can reduce muscle pain by about 20 percent.


Tart Cherries:

Neutralise free radicals so you can recover faster


Turmeric:

The spice that makes curry yellow acts like ibuprofen against joint piain


Eggs:

Rich source of amino acid leucine jump starts muscle repair


Salmon or Tuna:

Their protein urges your muscles to begin the strengthening process


Pistachios:

Curbs post workout hunger without packing on the pounds


Beets:

These colourful veggies help you push harder with less effort during your workouts


Edamame:

Soybeans are high in fat-torching protein and fibre

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