Here are ten foods that will not only get you on the road to feeling healthy and happy, they will make your workouts stronger too! Now you can see how simple changes in your nutrition can lead you feeling fit and chic!
#1 Ginger – Ginger is one the foods with the highest content of antioxidants. Not only does it act as a natural antihistamine and a mild decongestant, it is also great for sore throat. Ginger also decreases joint pain from arthritis, soreness from working out, and blood thinning and cholesterol lowering properties that may make it useful for treating heart disease.
#2 Berries – High in antioxidants, fiber, and disease fighting phytochemicals that prevent disease. They also contain many vitamins and minerals that help fight infections and recovery.
#3 Coffee – Is great for the pre- workout fix. Researchers show coffee can enhance physical endurance and increase stamina; which will make your workouts the best they should be!
#4 Cinnamon – Cinnamon is very high in magnesium which helps build bone density, calcium absorption, insulin regulation, and it helps you get your zzzz’s. With the combination of these elements you will get the most out of your workouts.
#5 Salmon – Salmon is very high in Omega 3. Omega 3 is one of the most important ingredient to making us feel the best we could and should! It promotes heart health, improves memory, and relieves pain and inflammation in the joints. Now you wont get sore when you workout, so you can work out with a “No Excuse” mentality!
# 6 Raisins – Nature’s candy helps neutralize the lactic acid in your body. So pop a handful in your system after a workout and help aid that body in recovery!
#7 Avocado – Did you know that avocado has 3x the amount of potassium than a banana? Potassium is a great resource for our body! It prevents muscle cramping and soreness, and it is also a “nutrient booster” which helps the body to absorb fat the way it is supposed to!
#8 Spinach – The Popeye effect isn’t so far fetched… Spinach is rich in iron, folic acid, and calcium which feeds the muscle and keeps you feeling strong and lean!
#9 Beets – Beets have naturally delivered nitrates that bring oxygen to our muscle. This is great at making our workouts more efficient and intense!
Now you have the tools and resources to make your workouts feel the best they have in years!!
The O-Board Says…
A. EMOTM 12
Min 1: Doubles
Min 2: Leg Levers
Min 3: Cossak Squats
B. AMRAP 22
22 Wall Balls
22 Box Jumps
22 Push Press
22 Cal Row
Posted by: Annie