Foods for Fit Women

Food choice is most important, especially if you workout. You should intake food rich in vitamins, minerals, proteins and be careful with fats.

In addition I suggest you 15 fitness foods that are excellent for women’s health.

Jackie Berning, professor of nutrition on the University in Colorado, says that we should intake food that contains complex carbohydrateswhole grain cereals. They will gives you more energy and you can exercise longer and more powerful. Overeat with grain cereals is almost impossible. You can combine them with yogurt. He says that simple carbohydrates give energy that will quickly disappear.

Fitness Food

Flax-seed (grind) – Flax-seeds are rich in dietary fibers. Regularly intake of flax-seeds lead to better digestion. One teaspoon flax-seeds in combination with grain cereals and yogurt is an excellent choice.

Low fat cheese – Rich in calcium and proteins.

Eggs – One egg contains 215 mg cholesterol (daily limit is 300 mg). Bile is rich in iron and lecithin that is important for brain health.

Chicken / Turkey –  Poultry meat contains iron, zink and vitamin B, and also is low in fats.

Salmon – rich in proteins, omega 3-fatty acids and unsaturated acids. Improves blood vessels and hearth health.

Broccoli – Rich in calcium, iron, magnesium, folic acid, vitamins C, E, A.  Broccoli is also rich in antioxidants. Improves body health and acts against infections and many diseases. Broccoli should be a part of your fitness food.

Potato – Baked potato with salt is good choice to compensate lost electrolytes during exercise. Electrolytes, potassium and sodium help in regulating fluid balance in the body and ensure proper muscle contraction.

Carrot – Contains complex carbohydrates that provide energy in the muscles and potassium controls blood pressure and muscle contractions.

Nuts Snacks that are rich in vitamins,minerals and proteins and give you a lot of energy.

Banana – Contains carbohydrates and potassium. Potassium improves muscle health and prevents muscle cramps.

Orange – Rich in vitamin C that helps in muscle tissues recovery. Vitamin C also improves bones and skin health.

BerriesAroniablueberries, raspberries etc are rich in antioxidants, because of this they are one of the most important daily intake foods.

Cocoa – Rich in iron, zink, magnesium, omega 3-fatty acids. Cocoa provides a lot of energy and also is powerful antioxidant.

Water – You can lose large amounts of water during exercise. You must compensate  it.