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Include These Fitness Foods In Your Diet If You Are A Fitness Freak!

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Fitness foods, the New Trend.

Everyone is behind getting fit these days. Being fit is the new trend these days that everyone tends to follow. But fitness in real means to be healthy both inside and outside. For outer body usually heavy workout exercises are suggested but the important aspect that is not paid so much importance is the diet. A healthy diet is beneficial for internal as well as external body fitness. As Most of us strive hard, real hard to get fit and even stay fit. This point is essential to be kept in the mind.

Every day while dealing with patients, I hear a lot about protein and protein supplements that the gym instructors suggest. But to keep your fitness levels high you also need these fitness food supplies to be added to your routine diet.

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While the world is focusing on proteins and losing fat, they are forgetting that fats and carbs are important too! These recommended fitness foods which when added to your diet result in formation of a complete power packed diet full of all the nutrients that you need for staying fit.

Good fats and good carbs are of course needed for a healthy diet. Ignoring them would make you reach your fitness goals late.

Therefore, here are few fitness foods which must be added to your diet if you are into weight loss process or body building!

Have a look at the following list of fitness foods if you are a fitness freak!

1. Flax-seeds

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– It is required for body building and fat loss.
– It is an excellent source of fiber, omega 3 and protein.
How to include it in your diet: –
– Add 1 tbsp of flax-seeds with low-fat curd 30 minutes before bed and consume it.

2. Sweet potato

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– Sweet potato has lower carbohydrates as compared to potatoes.
– 1 medium sweet potato is equivalent to 23 g of carbohydrates.
– It is an excellent source of vitamin C, vitamin A, and vitamin B6 and it also contains potassium, riboflavin and folic acid in abundance.
– It helps in replenishing your protein sources and it aids in the muscle building process of your body.
How to include in your diet: –
– Consume 1 medium sweet potato as a post workout snack. This will help a lot.

3. Eggs

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– The are the cheapest source of protein that every gym instructors suggest.
– Do not worry about your cholesterol levels! Eggs contains dietary cholesterol which will not affect your blood cholesterol levels.
How to include in your diet: –
– Eat 3 whole eggs in any form as post workout snack. It will be very beneficial.

4. Fish Oil

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– It is an excellent source of omega 3.
– It helps in reducing inflammation of the joints and skin and helps in fat loss and increasing testosterone levels as well.
– If you cannot have fish, feel free to include fish oil supplements in your diet. You can even use it during cooking.

5. Yogurt

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– It is rich in pro-biotics.
– It helps in maintaining gastrointestinal health.
– Do avoid frozen yogurts, they contain added sugars and preservatives.
How to include it in your diet: –
– Eat plain yogurt + seasonal fruits + 1 tsp of flax-seeds once a day , it will help surely.

6. Chicken Breast

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– 100 gms of chicken breast= 30 gms of proteins
– It can be included in daily meals (and it is super easy to use).

7. Nuts

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– If you are having issues gaining muscles and loosing fat, then nuts are made for you.
– Nuts are a blend of proteins, fibers, and fats.
– They do not increase the fat content in any form. How to include it in your diet: –
– A handful of nuts can be your perfect mid-meal snack!

(8) Broccoli

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– It is a perfect blend of vitamins, fiber, and minerals.
– It is beneficial when you have it in the raw form as compared to its cooked form.
How to include it in your diet: –
– The combination of raw veggies with more of broccoli becomes a perfect post workout snack!

So add these in your diet and stay fit, stay healthy!

What do you think?

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Written by Dt.Trishala Chopra

Trishala Chopra believes a lot in fitness not because she is a lifestyle coach but because she has personally got into a fitness regime. The ridicule and criticisms were the tipping point for her to change herself. By qualification she is a graduate in Life Science and a post-graduate in Nutraceuticals and both these degrees has helped her gain extra knowledge about all fields in the Health Care industry. She is currently pursuing her doctorate in the field of alternative therapies. she has taken her diploma in therapeutic nutrition and community nutrition. she is a certified CPR specialist from kokilaben dhirubhai ambani hospital. And that's not all, she is a certified diabetes educator too! she is also certified in sports nutriton from American college of sports medicine. She has additional skills in the areas of Ayurveda and Naturopathy. Her fitness mantra is practice what you preach. She believes that for a healthy lifestyle, it is very important to have a healthy body and mind. This according to her can be attained through balanced nutrition and proper exercise and some life hacks to deal with!

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