Week 2: Foods for sleep. 😴
Week 3: Foods for energy.
Week 4: Foods for immunity.
Week 5: Foods for mood.
Week 6: Foods for cravings.
Week 7: Foods for beauty.
This week: Foods for FITNESS.
Here are 4 foods I keep in my kitchen for FITNESS…
Beets contain nitrates, which naturally boost energy by dilating blood vessels for better blood flow to muscles.💪 Beets may also help decrease post-workout muscle soreness.Pro-tips: Blend cooked beets into a smoothie or add beet powder to your water bottle & drink BEFORE your workout. PS: I buy pre-steamed packs of beets from the produce section.
2. COCONUT WATER + SEA SALT
There are 3 basic things your body needs to keep muscles going strong throughout a workout: water + glucose + sodium.
Coconut water contains water + natural glucose which is the main fuel source of working muscles. Sea salt adds sodium, a key electrolyte lost in sweat.
Pro-tips: Make my 4-ingredient electrolyte lemonade 🍋 and drink DURING sweaty workouts to hydrate yourself.
Collagen contains certain amino acids that send signals to trigger muscle growth and improve muscle strength. Collagen may also ease joint pain associated with exercise. 🏃
Pro-tips: Add collagen to POST WORKOUT coffee, tea, smoothies, or even freezer fudge.
Avocados contain all sorts of beneficial nutrients important for active people, one of which is monounsaturated fats which may help decrease inflammation.
Pro-tips: You know avocado goes with just about everything! I especially love avocado toast and jicama sticks w/ mashed avocado + lime.
Katie Headlee says
Love these weekly posts,
DJ Blatner, RDN says
Katie! Thank you so much for reading the weekly WOW & excited to hear you find them useful/inspiring! Thanks for taking the time to send such a high vibes note to me! See you in your inbox next week! xx DJB