How should I eat to maximize the health benefits of my exercise routine?

Sadie Lincoln
Sadie Lincoln on behalf of barre3
We encourage clients to choose foods as close to their natural source as possible. This means lots of fresh fruit, veggies, beans, grains and lean meats and fish. An ideal meal is colorful, varies in textures and covers your need for protein, fats and complex carbohydrates. A quick and easy one-pot dinner: a box of cooked quinoa, a can of organic black beans, fresh cilantro, chopped purple onion, some fresh salsa and diced avocado to top it off. Serve over a bed of spinach. Perfect for a balanced family dinner!

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Healthy Eating For Athletes

Healthy Eating For Athletes

Your body needs adequate fuel for athletics. Eat a healthy meal or snack loaded with proteins and carbohydrates. Consume carbohydrates like bread, pasta, fruit, cereal and vegetables so you have quick energy during exercise. And, ...

the protein (grilled chicken, fish) you eat will help your muscles recover and grow, and also keep the blood cells healthy to deliver oxygen and nutrients. By drinking 16 ounces of water a few hours before exercise will help you stay hydrated. Its OK to use sports drinks if you perspire heavily, if the temperature and humidity is high, if you’re playing a team sport or if you’re exercising for more than 60 minutes. They provide necessary carbohydrates and sodium.

Important: This content reflects information from various individuals and organizations and may offer alternative or opposing points of view. It should not be used for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. As always, you should consult with your healthcare provider about your specific health needs.