It seems everywhere around us we are always seeing do “this” next thing to “lose” weight.
Every magazine you open says do these exercises, eat this food, and lose the weight. There is so much information it begins to become overwhelming.
How about eating to “fuel” your body with the right nutrients and eating foods that will feed your muscle and in return burn more fat or the best yet; eating to feel great on the inside and out.
Here are 5 Great foods that you should be eating everyday to get you on your way to the best you have in years and looking the best you have ever before!
#1 Fish Oil – Fish Oil has so many wonderful benefits, but in regards to feeding muscle it increases blood flow to the muscles, reducing muscle protein breakdown, and
decreasing inflammation for faster recovery. It also helps really control high spikes in insulin levels which is great for diabetes prevention. The most effective fish oil I have found is by a company called SFH.
#2 Magnesium – Magnesium is an essential mineral required by the body for maintaining normal muscle and nerve function, keeping a healthy immune system, maintaining heart rhythm, and building strong bones. Foods high in magnesium include: unsweetened cocoa powder, nuts (brazil, almonds, cashews), and flax-seed or dried herbs.
#3 Vitamin B – A lack of vitamin B-12 in your diet can lead to anemia, fatigue, mania, and depression, while a long-term deficiency can cause permanent damage to the brain and central nervous system. So you can imagine how this is vital to your muscles. Foods like clams/mussels, liver, fish eggs, grass-fed beef, lamb etc.. are great sources of protein and vitamin B-12 (so its like a 2 for 1).
#4 Vitamin D – Vitamin D is an essential vitamin for the proper absorption of calcium, bone development, control of cell growth, neuromuscular functioning, proper immune functioning, and alleviation of inflammation. A deficiency in vitamin D can lead to an array of issues like a weakened immune system, increased cancer risk, poor hair growth, and osteomalacia, a condition of weakened muscles and bones. In order to prevent that from happening here are some great foods to include: eggs, mushrooms, caviar, and salmon.
#5 Grass-Fed Whey Protein – This is a great “whey” to feed those muscles. It helps elevate cortisol levels, and fuel your muscles. Whey also contains a product called glutathione which enables the body to produce a healthier immune system. Whey Protein is also a very easy way to get nutrients down after exercise.
These are the key ingredients to really fuel those hungry muscles. Now you have the tools and information what foods are you going to start incorporating to keep you feeling lean and strong?
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