Have you been increasing on your physical regime yet not getting the results you want? Proper nutrition is critical to your progress! Whether you are looking to keep fit, lose weight or simply want a healthier lifestyle, both nutrition and physical activity are essential.
A healthy lifestyle does not mean cutting back on a whole lot of calories or restricting your food intake. But everything in moderation along with some healthier choices for overall health and a leaner body.
- Eggs – an awesome and easy option for high-quality protein, healthy fats, and B vitamins! Amino acid which is what proteins are made up of is great for building lean muscles. Along with B vitamins, aids bodily functions and energy production.A simple toast with avocado poached egg and drizzle over a little olive oil to spice your morning up!
- Salmon – 3-ounce serving of salmon contains a good ratio of all the nutrients you need for muscular and overall health!Simply baked or pan-fry as a main for your entire family.
- Chicken breast – Protein-packed choice that is so versatile. Along with its generous amount of B vitamins niacin, B6 and its low-fat content make an amazing meal option.Stir-fry or sous vous as part of your meal prep or a quick to-go option!
- Greek yoghurt – contain both fast and slow digesting protein, greek yoghurt contains double the amount of protein as compared to regular yoghurt.Add your favourite nuts and berries and enjoy it as a snack, post-workout, breakfast or just before bedtime.
- Cottage cheese- whopping 28grams of protein in a cup! A great muscle building snack!
Add it to your pancake or with veggie sticks for an awesome pick-me-up!
- Beans – A great plant-based protein option. A wide range of beans can be part of a healthy diet but popular ones include black beans, pinto beans, and kidney beans with approximate 14-16 grams of protein per cup of cooked beans
Whip up a nice warm bowl of bean stew for a cold day.
- Chickpea – also known as garbanzo beans with a perfect combination of both carbohydrates and protein the body needs for fuel and energy.
Serve them roasted or blend them up for a nice hummus dip!
- Quinoa – another option for a balanced portion of good carbohydrate and protein content! Along with hearty amounts of magnesium and phosphorus, they are vital for your body functions such as muscles and nerves!
Stir-fry them as you would with rice and enjoy!
- Edamame – a great source of folate, vitamin K, and manganese! Folate helps your body process amino acids, the building blocks of protein. It is optimal for muscle mass and strength!
Steam a pack of frozen pods, roast or stir-fry are great cooking options!
- Almonds – just half a cup of almonds contains approximately 16 grams of protein, a generous amount of vitamin E, magnesium, and phosphorus. They are great at converting carbohydrates and fats for energy!
Add them to your morning oats or yogurt!
While numerous food is great for a well-balanced diet, it is important to consume the right amount of carbohydrates, protein, fats and other vitamins and minerals in order for your body to function well and operate at its best. Eating healthy doesn’t mean a total cut from some of your favorite food! You can still enjoy them. Just remember to have all things in moderation. Too much of something(good or bad) ain’t that great.