3 Power Foods that Fuel Your Workout
An exhausting and sweaty workout makes you feel accomplished. If it’s cardio or weights, a hard workout makes you feel like you achieved a milestone in your fitness. This goal could be losing weight, becoming stronger, healthier, or a combination of each one. And you deserve to reach this goal. Now you want to take the next step. But you know it requires discipline on what to eat.
You understand that without the proper nutrition to fuel your body, your fitness goals will be harder to accomplish. The wrong foods can have you feeling less energized and less motivated to workout. To accomplish your next fitness goals, here are some power foods that will help. They will change that sluggish feeling and having you reaching your target fitness goals earlier.
These three unique foods will help you reach your fitness goals:
- Protein Shakes.
There are multiple kinds of protein mixes in the food industry. The goal is to find one that helps you reach your goal, if it’s weight loss, strength conditioning, or something else.
For example, whey protein and whey peptides are very popular for protein shakes for those whose goal is strength training to build muscle.
Many people in their health journey try to avoid additives so searching for protein powders that are low-carb, sugar-free, low-calorie, non-GMO, lactose free, and gluten-free may also help you in achieving your health goals.
For vegans, there are also healthy protein powder made from yellow-pea protein. This allows it to also be low in calorie, making it to be an ideal choice for those looking for weight management support.
However, some QOL Family members have also told us that they like to take supplements on top of their protein shakes. The QOL product that stands out the most in helping people to achieve their workout goals is Oligonol which can help to increase endurance, reduce heat stress, and reduce visceral (belly fat).* Taking Oligonol in addition to your protein shakes may give you the extra edge you’re looking for from your workouts!
- Dried Blueberries.
Dried blueberries can pack a healthy punch of antioxidants. Dried blueberries are a quick and healthy snack for athletes, offering only 127 calories per cup. They play a crucial role in muscle development because they include vitamin K, which can help with your capacity for cardiovascular exercise due to help in blood flow. In addition, dried blueberries also contain loads of vitamin C, which helps build collagen, a healthy protein that forms ligaments, skin, blood vessels, tendons, and cartilage.
- Nut Butter Energy Balls.
Nut butter energy balls are a DIY power food that can take less than 10 minutes to make. They include loads of protein and fiber to energize your workout. The five simple ingredients to make this energy loaded snack include: peanut butter, old fashioned oats, flax seed, honey, and chocolate chips. This power food can be frozen for days and are a great on-the-go health snack before or after a workout. Flax seed is particularly healthy ingredient that lowers bread pressure, high in omega-3 fats, and more.
Give your body what it needs to fuel your exercise by trying out these great power foods!