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Natures Supplements

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The market is flooded with foods and supplements marketed toward fitness fanatics.  From energy gels to protein powders to meal-replacement bars, you can find something packaged and processed (and usually, quite pricey) for every type of athlete, whether you're an endurance runner or a power lifter. 

Eating for athletic performance, however, shouldn't just take place after the gym or right before a big event. It's something you should be conscious of at every meal and every snack and your strategy should involve a whole and natural nutrition than the factory-manufactured kind. Here, 9 of their favourite eats for athletes, and tips on how to make the most of their nutritional benefits. 

1.Quinoa (rajgeera) :

Although it's really a sprouted seed, quinoa is usually considered a whole grain—and a super one, at that. It's got nearly twice as much protein (8 gms per cup) as other grains, and it's one of the only foods to contain all nine essential amino acids our bodies need to build lean muscle and recover from tough workouts. Quinoa's also a great source of fibre and carbohydrates and it's extremely versatile: You can eat it like a breakfast cereal with cinnamon and honey, or make it savoury and serve it in place of rice or pasta. 

2.Berries :

Antioxidants such as vitamins A, C, and E help protect against oxidative stress and free radicals that form in the body during strenuous physical activity and berries are one of the best sources out there. (Bonus: Eating lots of antioxidants also seem to help preserve muscle strength, according to a 2009 study)


"Choose berries with the most intense colours—blackberries, raspberries, blueberries—because they have more of those phytochemicals and protective substances. Toss them into a smoothie, add them to your morning cereal, or just eat them by the handful. 


3.Salmon :

Oily fish, like salmon, mackerel, and trout are good sources of lean protein and omega-3 fatty acids, which help reduce inflammation that can hamper athletic performance and contribute to chronic conditions like heart disease. Most experts agree that eating seafood twice a week (or about 8 ounces total) has a good amount of anti-inflammatory benefits.


4.Beans and legumes:

For vegetarian athletes, plant-based sources of protein are a must. These include soybeans (and tofu), lentils, peas, and all varieties of beans—black, pinto, white, kidney, you name it. Most people don't eat enough of these or they say they don't like them but really, you can do so much with them: add them in salads, make a three-bean chilli, eat hummus... you don't have to just eat them straight out of a can every day. 


But unlike animal protein, beans have no saturated fat and are also a good source of fibre, which can help keep you feeling fuller for longer.


5.Bananas :

At about 100 calories a piece, bananas are a great source of easy-to-digest sugar and natural electrolytes. They may not be as convenient as bars or gels, but they're a good option for people who are looking for a natural, less-processed alternative that basically does the same thing. They're also a favourite post-event recovery food, and for good reason: One medium banana contains 422mg of potassium, which your body needs to regulate fluids and prevent muscle cramps and spasms. Because you sweat out potassium during physical activity, it's important to replenish as soon as possible afterwards.


6.Cruciferous veggies:

All vegetables are good vegetables when it comes to providing the vitamins and minerals your body needs for optimal performance. But some—including dark, leafy greens and members of the cruciferous family (like broccoli, cauliflower, Brussels sprouts and kale)— 

have higher concentrations of antioxidants, fibre, and other important nutrients. As with fruits, it's important to eat a variety of different colours but, as a general rule, "darker is usually better." 


7.Chocolate milk :

Contrary to popular belief, you don't need massive amounts of protein after a workout. "What you really need for recovery is simple carbs with a little bit of protein—about a four or five to one ratio. You could find that in some store-bought drinks, she says, or you could mix up a glass of low-fat chocolate milk and get the same benefits. Plus, the caffeine in chocolate dilates and relaxes blood vessels, helping oxygen-rich blood reach your muscles quickly and easily. 


8.Nuts and nut butter :

Because they're a natural combination of protein and healthy fats, nuts (and nut products) are a staple in many athletes' diets. They're also easy to digest and can help balance your blood sugar when paired with carbs. If you were to eat a bagel all by itself, it would turn to sugar pretty quickly and you'd use up all of that energy right away. But if you put some peanut butter or almond butter on that bagel, the protein and fat can help sustain those carbs over a longer period of time, in a non-invasive way that doesn't upset your stomach. 


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