5 Foods Help You Become A Fitness Person
When we want to lose weight, some foods should not eat, but some foods which have ample nutrition. Today let me tell you some foods you can try to eat during your exercise.
Sweet potatoes are an excellent source of beta carotene, which converts to vitamin A in the human body. Vitamin A is an important antioxidant that helps maintain reproductive function, vision and immune function.
Packed with low glycaemic carbohydrates and high in fibre, sweet potatoes are nutrient-dense as well being extremely satisfying.
Packed full of protein and healthy omega 3 fats, this type of fish should be on everyone’s dinner plate at least twice a week. Omega 3 fats reduce the risk of blood clot formation and may lower levels of bad cholesterol, which helps prevent heart attack and stroke.
Omega 3 fats are also good for preventing depression as they boost levels of serotonin (the ‘feel good’ chemical) in the brain, and they are also known for their anti-inflammatory properties.
Arthritis Australia advises that eating salmon can reduce the inflammatory symptoms of some types of arthritis.
Soy beans are one of the great staple foods of the world. The Chinese, Japanese and South East Asians, who generally have no or little meat in their diet, benefit from the high protein content of soy beans.
This protein is more ‘complete’, or of the highest quality, than any plant protein. Soy beans are also a good source of fibre, polyunsaturated fats, including omega 3 and omega 6 fats, complex carbohydrates and a variety of vitamins and minerals.
Soy beans contain isoflavones, which are phytoestrogens considered by some nutritionists and physicians to be useful in the prevention of some cancers and heart disease. Like most legumes, soy beans are low GI, which can help regulate blood sugar as well as appetite.
One in two women over the age of 60 in Australia will fracture a bone due to osteoporosis. While exercise is critical to maintaining bone health, too much exercise may play havoc with hormone levels in some women.
For example, low oestrogen levels have been associated with low bone density in women. Female athletes who suffer amenorrhea (absent menstrual periods) from their high-intensity training regimes have a higher risk of stress fractures.
Getting enough calcium is crucial to preventing osteoporosis, and yoghurt is an excellent source of calcium. Yoghurt also contains vitamin B12, which can help prevent fatigue. Vitamin B12 is only found in meat and animal products, and a deficiency can lead to a type of anaemia.
Sports dietitians recommend yoghurt as the perfect recovery food for athletes as it is easy to consume and contains carbohydrates, which promote glycogen replenishment, and protein, which aids muscle recovery.
Oats are an excellent source of soluble fibre, which helps lower blood cholesterol and slows glucose absorption. Eating oats for breakfast can help maintain energy levels for longer and curb appetite.
Oats are an excellent source of B vitamins (great for energy production and stress management) and contain good amounts of zinc, which is important for immune function.
Diet tip: Soak rolled oats overnight in soy milk and apple juice and top with fresh chopped fruit for a refreshing breakfast.