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Important foods for whole body fitness and health

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There are some foods which will help you in maintaining your whole body fitness and achieving optimum health. These are some the foods which should be there in your diet. What are these foods?

Turkey breast

You need at least three servings per week. You will get 7 g of muscle building protein per ounce of meat. It also provides be vitamins, zinc and selenium, which will help you against cancer. It is essential because it contains lots of amino acids and does not have any saturated fats. It is also possible to make different dishes without you having to repeat the same thing twice.

Quinoa

You need 2 to 3 servings of quinoa per week. It's a whole-grain and it has a light and mild flavor. It contains high amount of protein than other grains and also has a saturated fats, which is good for your heart health. It contains lots of five and B vitamins.

Olive oil

You will need at least 2 tablespoons of olive oil every day. It will provide you with good monounsaturated fat which is beneficial for your heart health. If you regularly consume olive oil, it will reduce the risk of heart disease. It also has potent anti-inflammatory properties and it can help you by reducing pain and swelling. You can use it in salad, cook your food in it or can also add 1 or 2 tablespoons in your daily protein shake.

Eggs

A large egg can provide you with 74 calories. You need to eat 3 to 7 eggs per week and that will help you to have a better health. Eggs contain 4 g of pure muscle building amino acids and it also contains the highest naturally available doses of a vitamin known as choline. This vitamin is essential in enhancing memory. When you eat an egg it provides you with the gold standard in terms of providing all the right nutrients for muscle growth.

Green tea

Green tea is very beneficial for your overall health and fitness. It can offer you many benefits including cancer prevention and weight loss. It can also slow down Alzheimer’s development. It is beneficial in most of the major medical problems. It is one of the best drinks that you can have whether you like it cold or hot.

Black beans

You will need to servings of black bean every week. These are essential for you because they will help you to feel energized and fuller for a longer period. They are high in fiber and contain a highly complex form of carbohydrate. Because of the high amount of fiber, you will feel full for a longer duration and as a result of that will consume less quantity of food. On the other hand, your body will take longer duration to convert the complex form of carbohydrate and in that process will use lots of calories.

Water

You need to drink 8 ounces glasses of water every day. Water is essential for you because it will flush away the toxins from your system, it will prevent kidney stone, regulate body temperature, work as an insulator for joints and will also provide your body with some crucial minerals. If you’re not drinking enough water, it will not matter whether you are eating all the super foods because none will work without water. It is also very crucial in case of weight loss. If you drink 12 glasses of water half an hour or so before mealtime, it will help you to reduce your hunger and the amount of food you consume.

References

1. The W.i.s.e. Method
2. Take Charge of Your Health: A Guide for Teenagers
3. Health