Looking for the perfect way to eat your way to a healthy and toned body? Here are the perfect foods for you.
This article was written by JJ Virgin, a celebrity fitness and nutrition expert and New York Times bestselling author and posted on Women’sHealth. It discusses about key foods you can eat to get a lean, toned and perfect body.
1. WILD SALMON
Chronic inflammation is every athlete’s worst enemy, stalling all your hard work. Wild salmon provides a fabulous source of anti-inflammatory omega-3 fatty acids, which one study found helps build muscle in young and middle-aged folks. It also comes loaded with quality protein and nutrients.
Spinach comes loaded with crave-busting fiber and nutrients galore. Researchers in one study found that compounds in leafy greens like spinach boost production of proteins that contribute to muscle strength. Plus, you don’t need Popeye quantities to get those health benefits. Make a big salad, sauté some spinach with coconut oil and garlic, or add a cup to your protein shake (you won’t taste it!).
3. PROTEIN SHAKES
A protein shake is a quick, tasty way to get the protein you need to build muscle. Quality protein powder makes all the difference here. Try superior-quality Paleo and plant-based protein shakes, free of soy, gluten, dairy, artificial sweeteners, and other additives that can prove harmful.
4. SLOW-ROASTED NUTS
Nuts are an amazing source of magnesium, an incredible mineral that plays numerous roles in building strong muscle. A handful of almonds or other tree nuts also packs impressive amounts of fiber, protein, and healthy fats. Just remember, portion control is key here so you don’t overdo it on the calories.