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The foods you consume along with a training program is key to how quickly you reach your fitness goals. Your body needs proper fuel during a workout and adequate food for recovery after a workout.
FOODS THAT CONTAIN MACRONUTRIENTS
3 Primary Macronutrients:
Helps with rebuilding and repairing tissue structure (ie. muscles, bones, cartilage and skin). Some good sources of protein include chicken, turkey, fish, eggs, tofu, beans and nuts.
Primary fuel for your body. The amount of carbohydrates required will depend on the intensity of your workouts (ie. the more intense, the more carbs required; the less intense, the less carbs required). Some good sources of carbohydrates include whole grain breads, brown/white rice, quinoa, sweet potato, oats and fruits.
Fat plays a vital role in your body. It is a source of energy; it’s important for cells, nerves and brain function. Also, it helps in maintaining healthy skin. Some good sources of fats are coconut oil, extra virgin olive oil, nuts, seeds, eggs (especially the yolk), avocado and yogurt.
Make sure that you are consuming all these macronutrients with your workout program. It’s essential for your performance during workouts and recovery after your workouts.
In addition to macronutrients, there are micronutrients. These are required in smaller amounts (“micro”) and, if you are taking a multivitamin daily, you’re probably getting sufficient amounts. Micronutrients are vitamins and minerals which are required in smaller amounts for overall health and development.
Finally, it’s essential that you are getting enough water. Being dehydrated results in lethargy which means you’re probably not going to have a good workout. Sufficient water also helps with digestion and it helps with metabolizing the foods you consume. Therefore, it’s important to drink up!