I’m sure everyone knows that our diet plays a very important role in your lives. After all, you’re what you eat, right? And we eat so much every day! Can’t really afford to waste our calories on poor choices here!
You just completed an intense workout and you’re entirely drenched in sweat. Your tummy is making noises, screaming at you to hurry give it some food and you’re really famished! What do you grab post-workout? Not soda, I hope.
Healthy fats and lean protein are essential for buiding and repairing your muscles after a strenuous workout. To boost your workout results, try refuelling your tired bodies with these food options the next time!
2. Greek Yogurt
Rich in protein and calcium, this would make a good snack! Thicker and creamier, it has more protein than traditional yogurts. I personally like this one! 😉 If you fancy something sweeter, mix it up with some berries or nut butter! Semi-sweet chocolate chips work too 😉
Nuts are full of good fats – unsaturated fats that are good for the heart. Careful of the number of nuts you’re popping into your mouth though! They’re pretty high in calories! The best options would be dry roasted or unsalted nuts. Shelled pistachios has the lowest calories, and they are cholesterol free! Try having some nuts for a midday snack, they will leave you feeling satisfied all afternoon!
4. Cruciferous Vegetables
Cruciferous vegetables are vegetables such as kale, broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, brussel sprouts and bok choy. Rich in vitamins, they also contain anticancer properties. Being the super veggies that they are, they help boost your immune system and fight chronic disease! Eat them any way you like, just avoid overcooking them so that you retain the nutrients!
With less than 10 calories per cup, spinach is rich in iron, potassium and vitamins A, C and K. Indulge in a huge bowl of spinach without feeling guilty! Plus, think of muscles like Popeye’s! 😉 Ate my spinach because of him when I was a kid!
Start fuelling your body with these yummy yet healthy foods! A good snack would be sure to help you fight off the Monday blues today 🙂
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