The food we eat plays a vital role in how we look and feel. Regular exercise is important but according to research, nutrition has the largest impact on our fitness. Using food as our medicine has become a popular theme for health improvement. The trend is now to focus on healthy food intake as a primary fitness goal. When healthy eating habits become a lifestyle, we are healthier and happier. Eating right helps us to reduce body fat, lose a few pounds , feel more confident and reduce our risk of illness.
Recent studies are indicating healthy food intake as the most important part of our fitness programs. Some physicians are teaching healthy eating habits/lifestyle as a way to improve overall health reducing obesity and related disease.
Nutrient-dense foods or superfoods include lean proteins and fat essential to our health. Superfoods are a rich source of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Antioxidants are shown to reduce inflammation in our body helping us fight disease and illness. Inflammation is said to be the leading cause of many diseases . Powerful antioxidants in leafy greens and vegetables, for example, help detoxify the body removing harmful chemicals. Eating healthy food will not only help improve health, also reach desired fitness goals.
Your best fat burner is not going to come in a bottle but by eating foods containing certain compounds. Eating foods that stimulate and enhance the fat burning process help to reduce fat more effectively.
What are Fitness Foods???
The term fitness food is interchangeable with superfoods. Eating a diet rich in fitness foods is essential to our health. Incorporating healthy nutrition and knowing what that means is vital to achieving a healthy body.
Following is a list of some superfoods:
- Oats (high in fiber, improves digestion/increases metabolism)
- Eggs(protein source, muscle building)
- Greens (antioxidants, reduces inflammation)
- Apples (antioxidants, reduces inflammation/increases metabolism)
- Lean meats/fish(amino acids, protein source, muscle building)
Start looking at healthy eating through a new perspective and enjoy a healthy lifestyle.