Nutrition is an Important Part of Health

We all say it, “I work out, a healthy diet isn’t that important.” The fact is, this couldn’t be further from the truth… The foods we eat play a vital role in the way we look and feel. Regular exercise is important, but 80% of our health and fitness lies in the nutrition we fuel our body with. Therefore, food becomes our medicine. When healthy eating habits become a lifestyle, we are healthier and happier. Eating healthy allows us to reduce body fat, lose a few pounds, improves energy and reduces our risk of illness. Nutrition is an enormous topic for a quick blog. Let’s cover some of the basics to get you going, if you are interested in learning more, there are countless books and resources available! You may have heard the term fitness food and this is interchangeable with superfoods. Eating a diet rich in whole fitness foods is essential to our health and vital to achieving a lean fit body. Remember if it comes in a package it has been processed and it is generally not a healthy choice – below are some favorite superfoods among fitness enthusiasts: Oats (high in fiber, improves digestion/speeds up metabolism) Eggs (protein source, muscle building) Leafy Greens (antioxidants, reduces inflammation) Apples/Berries (antioxidants, reduces inflammation and increases metabolism) Lean Meats & Fish (amino acids, protein source, muscle building) Increasing your metabolism naturally can be done. Your best fat burner is not going to be bought in a bottle, but by eating foods containing certain compounds. We are able to accelerate our rate we burn fat naturally by eating foods that enhance the fat burning process. The foods listed below are known to reduce fat while boosting metabolism, acting as a supplement to our fitness and exercise programs. Hot Peppers (active ingredient capsaicin) Green Tea/Coffee (active ingredient caffeine) Cold Water (500ml of water daily can increase metabolic rate by 30%) Whole Grains (active ingredient fiber and iron) Yogurt (active ingredient calcium and probiotics) Apples (active ingredient fiber) Nuts and Seeds (acting ingredient essential fatty acids) Fatty Fish (acting ingredient Omega-3 fatty acids) As I said earlier, nutrition and its role on health and happiness is well documented. While we have just touched on this immense topic, we hope that it has inspired you to look deeper into the subject. If you are looking for support in reaching your health and fitness goals check out our Traveler Training Club – a Pacific Northwest outdoor recreation club inspiring members to reach their health and fitness goals through proper nutrition, physical fitness and philanthropy. #HoodCanal #Health #Fitness #OlympicPeninsula #Running #Food #Diet #Nutrition #BeTheTraveler #PacificNorthwest #Outdoor #Recreation #Event #Planning #Backpacking #Hiking #Chef, 26 Mar 2019 04:22:52 GMTThe Traveler

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