9 Best Foods for Fitness

5 Best Foods for Fitness

1.Grab a Banana

 

Don’t have much time before you head to the gym? Eat an apple or a banana 5 or 10 minutes before your workout for some quick, natural energy.
Your body easily digests these carbohydrates and turns them into the energy you need for exercise. Also, fruit is packed with helpful nutrients.

 

2. Start With Whole-Grain Cereal

 
 
If you don’t have enough to eat before you exercise, you may not have enough gas in the tank. You might burn fewer calories, too. Have some healthy carbs at least an hour in advance of your workout.
Try a bowl of whole-grain cereal with skim milk or some whole wheat toast or a bagel. Skip the cream cheese and butter. Saturated fats take longer to digest and can affect the amount of oxygen your blood delivers to your muscles.

 

3. An Energy Bar in the Afternoon

 

When you’re working out later in the day, have a small snack about an hour before you get started. A sports bar that has 200 calories or less is a good option.
Look for a bar with low-fiber content, ideally 3 grams or less. Too much fiber before a workout can upset your stomach.
On the ingredients list, keep an eye out for sugar alcohols, like sorbitol, xylitol, isomalt, and mannitol. Too much of these ingredients can give you cramps or diarrhea.

 

4. Milk

 

With hydrating water, muscle-healing protein, refuelling sugar and bone-healthy calcium in every glass, milk is great for those upping their activity levels. A warm glass around bedtime may also help you drift off and get the rest you need, thanks to its slow-digesting casein proteins and ability to boost sleep-inducing serotonin and melatonin.
Fitness benefits:
Chocolate milk is an age-old favourite for endurance athletes. It might sound unhealthy, but it works because it contains the two essential ingredients you need after a workout: carbs to give energy and protein to repair muscles. A homemade fruit milkshake or fruit smoothie does the same job.
Great shakes…
Super berry smoothie
Strawberry ice cream shake
Cranberry & raspberry smoothie

5.Broccoli (and other green veg)

 

With free-radical-busting antioxidants, digestion-promoting fibre, plus a whole army of vitamins and minerals, broccoli along with kale, spinach and green cabbage are some of the most nutrient-dense foods you’ll find in the supermarket. They are also a great source of folate (a natural-occuring folic acid), which is thought to be good for heart health and for women hoping to conceive.
Fitness benefits:
When it comes to bone-building calcium, plant based foods such as broccoli and kale offer a healthy dose and can be a good alternative to dairy products. Low calcium levels make you more vulnerable to stress fractures, particularly if you do endurance sports, so make sure you get enough calcium in your diet – the NHS recommends 700mg for adults a day.

10 Big 2021 Fashion Trends That Are Already in Your Closet

To reformulate the viral TikTok created by Lorena Pages, we had planned so many cute clothes last year that we could not wear them. Pilgrimage collars, micro-minis, a bunch of weird new denim shapes – everything seemed silly to throw in the middle of a pandemic, especially when our actual home-go-tos became things like leggings and $ 13 sweaters.
But if part of your New Year’s resolution was to dress more often and keep track of the latest looks, we know you. And fortunately, there is good news: 2021’s best fashion trends do not cost a penny. Since styles like mid-section belts and vests never really had their moment to shine last year, they are still going strong, and those in the fashion industry seem to quietly skip everything too carefully or exaggeratedly. Why wear a dress with a million straps and confusing sleeves when you can slip on a cozy maxi? Or throw in one of the 10 matching sets you’ve collected over the past year?
 
 
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It’s time to check out the 2021 fashion trends that are already in your closet, along with some tips on how to wear them to make them feel fresh.

 

Belts

 
The Old Way: We often see belts as a practical accessory; they hold up baggy pants and are more of an afterthought than anything else.
The 2021 road: We had already reached the statement span, and now more and more fashion influences and icons are taking back the middle section belt. Try using this little extra to catch a dress, jacket or sweater, aka a trick that has returned from an early age.

 

Bralettes

The Old Way: Like a bra! Sometimes this more comfortable option would be stored under baggy shirts to give an extra color or print.
The 2021 road: Bring the “parents” trend. Celebrities can not stop wearing bralets under their cardigans and jackets, and there is no time like now to try. You do not have to match your bralette to your top layer, either – a simple black option will work with a variety of looks.

 

Matching Sets

 
The Old Way: Like pajamas and loungewear.
The 2021 road: Yes, matching sets and sweaters can still be worn around the house, but they also work for social environments. We enjoy enhancing these planned looks with a thick pair of white boots, a jacket, stock necklace or a peephole blue neck. And if you do not have a matching set (or if they are all in your laundry pile)? You can easily create a similar monochromatic atmosphere with pieces in the same color family.