SUPER FOODS THAT’LL GET YOU FEELIN’ GREAT!
Looking for the most power-packed super foods to fill in the gaps in your diet?! We’ve got the most delicious list of fruits and veggies that are filled with nutrients, vitamins, and minerals but lack the high calories, fat, and sugars that can weigh you down. Up your nutrition game with choices that will not only boost your body but make you feel great too. Let’s get eating!
We’re used to the bright red of a ripe tomato, but here, we’re suggesting you look elsewhere to a greener side of one of our favorites. Green tomatoes are full of tomatidine which helps prevent muscle atrophy and muscle protein synthesis.
Who doesn’t love a handful of yummy blueberries?! In addition to great taste, blueberries contain a huge amount of antioxidants. This helps in decreasing muscles fatigue so enhancing your muscles becomes easier and more powerful.
A refreshing bite of watermelon can do wonders for more than just your taste buds. The juice found in watermelon can do great things for preventing muscle soreness after an intense workout. It contains l-citrulline, an amino acid that helps increase muscle pump.
Another great option for decreasing muscle soreness and helping prevent inflammation is the juice of a popular little fruit, the cherry! Containing many antioxidants, cherry juice can counter oxidative damage.
Vitamin and mineral rich zucchini and yellow squash are perfect for getting your fill of magnesium. Playing a big role in muscle contraction, magnesium can help prevent muscle cramps during reps. They also have a good amount of folate that helps breakdown macronutrients.
Popular for being a dark, leafy green, swiss chard also has a lesser-known part to it that is chock full of goodness. The stem and veins contain powerful phytonutrients that help keep your body working in sync. Betacyanin and betaxanthin give it that purple and yellow color.
If you can stand the heat, add jalapenos to everything – your body with thank you for it! The capsaicin, of what makes the hot, is known to help boost your metabolism. The white seeds are where it’s found so pop them in!
Packed with phytochemicals, vitamins, capsaicin, and enzymes, this one vegetable definitely holds its own. Great in a salad, as a dipper, or even just as they are, bell peppers are one of a kind.
This sweet fruit option is one of only a few fast-digesting carbs. With its low fructose content, it can help reset your metabolic clock when paired with a protein. Try it for breakfast!