Fuel Your Body

In Challenge, Fitness, Knowledge, Muscle Gain, Nutrition, Specialise, Training, Transformations by kpgx92

You want to progress but you don’t know where to begin?

You do all the training but still aren’t getting results?

You snack late at night and pick during the day?

Lets talk nutrition and eat your way to health!

Nutrition is crucial to being healthy, no matter what stage of life we are at. Without good nutrients, our cells can’t function properly resulting in low energy, premature aging and disease. What you eat affects the way you look and feel. Primarily a healthy nutrition is about balance, getting enough vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients.

The importance of the B vitamins!

The B vitamins are so important in a healthy diet. Some of them are essential for the release of energy, whilst others are fundamental in making and reproducing cells (some B vitamins make nerve cells – so a deficit can really have a negative effect). There are 8 B vitamins in total (thiamine, riboflavin, niacin, pantothenic acid, pyridoxine, cobalamins, biotin and folate) so keep an eye on what you may be lacking!

Folate (also known as folic acid), pyridoxine (B6) and cobalamins (B12) make red blood cells, alongside protecting the heart. You can consume a large amount of the B vitamins through foods such as milk, fish, eggs, vegetables, fruits and whole grains.

Health Comes First!

Cellulite: to get rid – eat more beans, lentils, apples and vegetables to eliminate toxins and waste products. Cut out refined sugars, alcohol and processed foods.

Depression: to combat – eat more bananas, hazelnuts, cauliflower, dates, chicken, seeds. Cut out alcohol and caffeinated drinks.

Hypertension: to reduce – eat more oily fish (mackerel, salmon, herring, sardines, tuna), oats, garlic, onions, avocados, potatoes. Cut out sausages, bacon, meat pies, caffeine and salt.

Insomnia: to help – eat more chicken, turkey (high in releasing tryptophan), pasta, beans, basil, lettuce. Cut out caffeinated drinks in the evenings.

Stress: to combat – eat more oily fish, low-fat dairy products, fruit. Cut out red meat, sugary foods and alcohol.

 

Give the good foods a try and see how much better you feel! After all, nothing is worth more investment than your health!