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FooD - THe PRIMARY FITNess GoAL
BY JOSH MILLER BS NSCA CPT
NGA CHAIRMAN KY & TN NGA PRO PRO BODYBUILDER & PRO PRO PHYSIqUE
OWNER OF TRANSFORMATION PERSONAL TRAINING WWW KENTUCKYNATURALBODYBUILDING COM JOSH@TRANSFORMATIONPERSONALTRAINING COM The food food we we eat plays a a a a a a a a a a a a a vital role in in in how we we look and feel Regular exercise is is important but according to research nutrition has the largest impact on on our our fitness Using food as as as our our medicine has become a a a a a a a popular theme for health improvement We should focus on healthy healthy food intake as a a a a a a a a a pri- mary fitness goal When healthy healthy eating habits become a a a a a a a a a a a a a lifestyle we we are healthier and happier Eating right allows us to reduce reduce body fat lose weight feel more confident and reduce reduce our risk of illness Studies are indicating healthy food intake as the most important part of our fitness programs Nutrient-dense foods foods or “superfoods” include lean proteins healthy carbohydrates and fats are are essential to to our our health health Superfoods are are are a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a rich source of vitamins minerals and antioxidants Antioxidants are are shown to to reduce inflammation in in in in in our body helping us fight dis- ease ease and illness Inflammation is is is said to be the leading cause of many diseases Powerful antioxidants in in leafy greens and vegetables for example help detoxify the body removing harmful chemicals Increase Your Metabolism Naturally
Eating Eating foods foods containing certain compounds can increase the the rate we burn burn fat fat naturally Eating Eating foods foods that stimulate and enhance the the fat fat fat burning process will will help us reduce fat fat more effectively Adding metabolism boosting foods will will be a a a a a a great supple- ment to your existing workout and nutrition program The following foods are shown to increase our metabolism:
• • Hot peppers (active (active component component capsaicin) • • • Green tea (active (active (active component component component caffeine)
caffeine)
• • • Black coffee (active (active component component caffeine)
caffeine)
• • Cold water water (500 ml o of water water daily increased metabolic rate by 30%)
• • Whole grains (aiding (aiding component component fiber and and iron) • • Yogurt (aiding (aiding component component calcium and and probiotics)
• • Apples (aiding (aiding component component fiber)
• • Nuts and seeds (aiding (aiding component component essential fatty acids)
• Fatty fish (aiding component Omega-3 fatty fatty acids)
acids)
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