If you are incredibly active like me, nutrition is of the utmost importance. It is impossible to get the body you want or to achieve whatever physical feat without proper nutrition. When you are not eating right it can affect your body and prohibit its abilities. Here are ten nutritional tips on what you should and should not be eating.
Yes, Eat Me!
Salmon is one of the greatest meats you can eat. It is rich in nutrients like iron and protein of course. Salmon is one of the healthiest things on earth in that it has Omega 3’s and is very low in fat. Because of this, salmon is an excellent way to get your daily dose of protein.
Herbal tea has some excellent benefits through its high volume of antioxidants an in several other ways. It helps improve endurance as well as increase bone strength and density. It is one hundred percent natural and greatly improves the body’s organ functions.
Blueberries are high in antioxidants and other vitamins but very acidic, so be careful.
Broccoli is filled with nutrients that fuel your body daily as well as help fight cancer.
5. Greek Yogurt
Greek Yogurt is not only filled with calcium, but is also filled with protein and is very low in sugar. It is not processed at all so it retains all of its original nutrients.
No, Stay Away!
Pasta is good for marathon runners to eat the night before but as a regular meal, not so much. Pasta is high in carbohydrates and does not have much to offer nutritionally. Because of this it is important to not eat pasta regularly and keep it all in moderation.
2. Red Meat
It is no secret that red meat is not exactly the best for you. Studies show that red meat is instrumental in causing heart disease and in some cases even cancer. It wreaks havoc on your heart and arteries. With red meat moderation is key.
Soda is incredibly toxic for your body. It is filled with unnatural ingredients and sugar and offers absolutely nothing for your body. Soda breaks down enamel on teeth and also breaks down the inner lining of the stomach. The sugar is toxic and can cause breakouts as well.
4. Fried Foods
Fried Foods are very bad for you in that they all are soaked in oil and grease. The detriments of fried foods far outweigh the benefits nutritionally. Eating a lot of fried foods is very hard on the heart and arteries and can actually be instrumental in causing heart disease and other related conditions.
Yes, bread is one of the greatest things when it comes to eating but is actually not the best for you. Eating bread induces a hormone release in your brain which is similar to orgasms (funny right?) which is why it’s possible to eat an entire loaf by yourself. Today most wheat is overly processed so there are no nutritional benefits, just empty calories.