Fitness food - better nutrition, better shape

Photo: Lina Bou.

With excercise comes energy, and with energy comes motivation for more excercise!

During your workout (biking, running, pilates, yoga, swimming, surfing etc.) you boost circulation and sweat out toxins from your body. After excercise you want to support your body with nutrition and protein to take care of free radicals and ensure maximum recovery. 

There are many products on the market today that promise all kinds of results for stronger muscles and so on.
Unfortunately most of these products contain perservatives and often a lot of sugar. Be careful, don't believe everything and stay as natural as possible!

You feel your body the most when you excercise, which means during that time you have a greater sense of how you've been taking care of yourself. 
Of course your phsychical and emotional state affect your energy levels too, but diet has a huge role in your strength and fitness level.

I believe balance is important for all things in life, including excercise. Extra support with supplements is sometimes needed to get that energy boost, and helps to avoid damage, but otherwiseit is nature and your diet itself, that has pretty much what we need depending on your individual lifestyle. 
The fact that our bodies are still built on genes from hundreds of years ago (before the invention of preservatives) means that we live healthier and feel better using as many natural foods as we can. It is amazing how results from exercise improve changing only your eating habits. Fit and aware people are often more motivated to see results from exercise, and that is one of the reasons I like to work with them, helping with nutrition and supplements.

 With that said, I want to give you some extra inspiration to move your body. Eat natural foods to give you the best nutrition for a nice, natural and fit body, while at the same time enjoying it!

Boost yourself with these fitness-drinks:

Before the workout,
Protein rich drink with a lot of long lasting energy:

2 dl filtered water
1 tbsp chia seeds
some fresh squeezed lemon juice
(Optional: add some cacao and agave nectar for an extra kick)

In between:
Eat natural foods that taste good, and make you feel good and happy! Cook for yourself or with friends! Love, laugh and dream.

After the workout,
an anti-inflamatory, blended with antioxidants:

1 tsp turmeric, ground powder
1 pinch of ginger
1 pear
1 apple
3 stalks of celery
1 lemon

Use a blender or a centrifuge to mix the ingredients. 

Ache in the muscles?
Try this in the morning for a anti-inflamatoric wake up boost:

1 tsp curcuma powder
1 tsp olive oil
1 pinch of black pepper
1-2 dl water to mix with 

Mix and drink in the morning.

I could make this article much more longer, but as I don't like writing (or reading) long articles,I will stop here. But if you're interested - maybe I will do a continuation on this subject!

In the meantime; try out some of the recipes on my website for simple and good meals that are healthy for you.  

Have fun! 
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