6
Oct

Healthy is all that counts

For a good sportsperson, you just don’t need to exercise day and night but also to have a balanced diet.

Everytime you  eat something you make up your mind to how it will react to your body. Proteins, Carbohydrates, Fats, Vitamins and Minerals are required in proportionate amount to keep you fit and fine.

7 foods a sportsperson requires for his body are:-

  1. Chocolate milk

 

 

Most athletes tends to have chocolate milk over water which not only quenches your thirst but is proven to initiate body recovery.  Electrolytes such as sodium, potassium and other minerals are stored in milk which helps the body to rehydrate after the workout.

 

  1. Peanut butter

Along with proteins, Peanut butter comes with mono-saturated fats which help to reduce blood pressure and one creamy tea spoon of peanut butter with sandwich helps to reduce fat. After workout, Peanut butter helps to regain proteins which were lost during competition.

 

 

 

  1. Oatmeal

 

Oatmeal not only prevents cardiovascular diseases but is also a rich source of magnesium which is a key for energy production. Oatmeal contains the powerful beta-gluton which is a rich source of carbohydrate and proteins. Anti-oxidant plants and vitamins such as Vitamin B1 and B5 are included in Oatmeal which helps nourishing the body.

 

  1. Salmon

Salmon is a rich source of Protein, Potassium, fatty acids and selenium. As a body requires protein to heal, protect against diseases and prevent muscle loss, a 3.5- ounce serving of Salmon contains 23-25 grams of protein.

 

  1. Eggs

Egg is a whole package of nutrition. Albumen (white part) and the yolk (yellow part) are the two essential parts of an egg containing different nutrients. Albumen contains proteins and water whereas the fat part along with few minerals is embedded in the yolk.

 

  1. Meat

Pork, beef, lamp are some of the meats which synthesizes the body in and out. Strengthening body tissues to our immune system, repairing our body cells and tissues, meat can also help in the production of hemoglobin. Not only this, meat is rich in protein giving the body energy and strength which is a must before going to any training or competition.  Daily intake of protein required for a human body is 46 grams for women, 56 grams for men.

  1. Yogurt

Being rich in animal protein plus is a dairy product so contains all what a dairy product comprises of. Lactobacillus acidophilus, Lactobacillus casei and Bifidus are the probiotics which are loaded in yogurt helping it to prevent sickness, boost immune system and a perfect tool for food digestion.

 

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