Power Up Your Workout!

Looking for ways to make your workout last longer? Here are some 10 foods that may help you…

  • A cup of coffee: Research shows the caffeine in coffee can enhance physical endurance and stamina! Have it iced or hot. If you’re not crazy about coffee.. tea works just as fine!
  • Ginger: Consuming half a teaspoon of the raw root or ground herb lessened next-day muscle soreness by 25 percent in one study, likely because ginger contains pungent pain-relieving chemicals such as gingerol, shogaol, and zingerone.
  • Apples: This fruit is bursting with a substance called quercetin, which can improve energy metabolism to increase endurance.
  • Tomato Juice: A study showed drinking five ounces of tomato juice for five weeks reduced free-radical damage. Lycopene is found in this drink which is an antioxidant that soaks up tissue-damaging compounds.
  • Leafy greens: The veggies pack a number of nutrients such as beta carotene and vitamin E to flush waste out of muscles and speed up repair!
  • Raisins: The dried fruit can give your body the carbs it craves to keep energy-revving blood sugar levels up.
  • Bananas: This fruit contains easy-to-digest carbs; vitamin B6, which is key in converting fuel into energy during exercise; and potassium to prevent muscle cramps
  • Greek Yogurt: On days when your muscles ache, try this yogurt! It packs twice the protein of regular yogurt

For more information: http://www.shape.com/healthy-eating/diet-tips/10-new-foods-power-your-workout?page=10

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3 thoughts on “Power Up Your Workout!

  1. Just had my morning coffee (and have evolved it to include no cream or sugar) and am ready to get moving. I also think it’s interesting that tomatoes are one of the only “super foods” that is actually better for you when it’s reduced/rendered down (as long as salt isn’t added). Great post!

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