10 Healthy Foods to Help Achieve Your Fitness Goals


Diet and fitness go hand in hand. It's hard to excel at anything fitness related if you have a poor diet. Healthy foods can actually help you reach your fitness goals by improving strength, endurance and recovery. So, whether you're looking to finally finish that marathon, up your total weight on the bench, or simply drop a few sizes, good nutrition is absolutely crucial. Here's a look at 10 healthy foods that can help you maximize your fitness goals.

1. Olive Oil
Because it's rich in good monounsaturated fats, olive oil can be extremely beneficial towards good heart health. Olive oil also has potent anti-inflammatory properties, which means it can actually reduce swelling or pain, and in turn, help you to recover much faster.

2. Quinoa
Quinoa is finally breaking through into the mainstream and getting the attention it deserves in reaching fitness goals. It's an extremely versatile food and can be used in a variety of meals. Quinoa has one of the largest concentrations of protein for a grain, and is also a good source of fiber and B vitamins.

Read more about delicious ways to use quinoa

3. Eggs
It seems like the jury is always out on eggs, but here's the bottom line. Eggs contain four grams of amino acids and are a good mix of protein and carbohydrates, which can help you power through your workouts.

4. Water
You can never be too hydrated. Water keeps your joints lubricated and feeling good throughout your workouts. It can also help you stave off hunger, as drinking a glass or two of water before or after your meals can help keep you feeling full.

5. Sweet Potatoes
One four-ounce sweet potato actually holds more than 100 percent of your daily supply of beta carotene. It's also a great source of iron and has a lot of vitamins C and E. Together, these nutrients can protect your cells from damage, and are crucial towards muscle recovery.

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By Ryan Bisram| July 08, 2016
Categories:  Eat
Keywords:  EatFood and Nutrition

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Ryan Bisram

Ryan Bisram

Ryan Bisram is Naturally Savvy's Content Manager. He is also a Health Promoter who frequently contributes editorial pieces. - See more at: http://www.naturallysavvy.com/food-and-nutrition/the-un-coconut-water-would-you-drink-maple-water#sthash.jU9uOSAr.dpuf
Ryan Bisram is Naturally Savvy's Content Manager. He is also a Health Promoter who frequently contributes editorial pieces. - See more at: http://www.naturallysavvy.com/food-and-nutrition/the-un-coconut-water-would-you-drink-maple-water#sthash.jU9uOSAr.dpuf
Ryan Bisram is Naturally Savvy's Content Manager. He is also a Health Promoter who frequently contributes editorial pieces. - See more at: http://www.naturallysavvy.com/food-and-nutrition/the-un-coconut-water-would-you-drink-maple-water#sthash.jU9uOSAr.dpuf
Ryan Bisram is a contributing writer for NaturallySavvy.com.

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