Eat Right To Stay Fit
Posted by Nancy on December 07, 2012
While it is true that it helps our body (along with our mental outlook) when we work out, there are some other things that can be equally beneficial. It is encouraging to know that we don’t have to grab our gym bags and head to the workout facility for a daily 2 hour workout in order to gain the type of results we hope for. We do need to stay physically active and try to incorporate some form of exercise into our daily routines but there are a myriad of ways to accomplish that. Along with the physical activities we pursue, we also need to be conscious of the things we eat. It is well known that some foods are much healthier for us than others but it may be an unknown to many that there are some “superheroes” when it comes to certain food items. These foods have the ability to make our metabolism work harder as it works to break them down – much more so than the processed foods that are so readily available. This results in burning more calories (something most of us really want) along with storing less as fat. It sounds almost too good to be true but according to some experts one can burn up to 300 extra calories a day simply by incorporating certain foods into their diet! This food group includes yogurt, avocado, beans, chili peppers, green tea and coffee. Each of these foods work in a different way to greatly benefit the body.
As we try to keep ourselves fit it is helpful to know that along with the necessary physical activities we do we should be wise when it comes to our food choices.