Good Foods

Yogurt

First of all, you should know that we talk about yogurt with no added sugar. High quality yogurt is not heat-treated after fermentation, as it kills its healthiest ingredients. These are bio cultures. These active bacteria improve digestion and please all your internal systems. This is the food for keeping you fresh from head to toe.

Yogurt is a dairy product that helps in the fight against lactose intolerance thanks to the natural presence of lactase. Lactase is an enzyme that helps with lactose digestion.

Broccoli

If you’re looking for a powerful “granola-head” for firming your body – you have just found it. Broccoli is a good source of vitamin C, and it does not lack of calcium and zinc, either.

However, the greatest importance definitely lies in its anti-estrogenic properties. Indole-3-carbinol (I3C) is a flavone located in broccoli, which binds to the estrogen receptors on the cell’s membrane. So save your money intended for anti-estrogen supplements and stick to the green veggies.

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Spinach

Spinach has a mile long list of good properties for a woman’s health, from bone health to the fight against ovarian cancer. The most intriguing characteristic is its high content of iron, which helps transmitting oxygen from the lungs to the muscles.

This vegetable is rich in ingredients responsible for muscle recovery, as well as suitable for every type of diet.

Bananas

Do you know what the most important food for third world countries is, after water? The answer is bananas. And do you know why? This yellow fruit supplies your body with potassium, a key element for electrolytes balance.

If you eat a banana before a workout, you will do yourself a favor. Potassium helps muscle contraction, which is an important thing when it comes to exercising in the gym. After finishing your training, bananas supply your body with the missing vitamins and minerals, while high content of carbohydrate successfully compensates the missing glycogen and helps the distribution of protein in the muscles.

Do you maybe want sweeter and rapidly digested banana? If so, then make sure the banana is really mature. As bananas get more mature, more starch turns into sugar.

Good and Bad Foods (For Women)

Pepper

Vitamin C plays an important role in your efforts to be in top form. This vitamin is vital for the synthesis of collagen, which forms the muscles, tendons, ligaments, bones and blood vessels. One pepper provides three times more than the recommended daily dose of vitamin C.

Vitamin C is very sensitive to high temperatures and light. So keep in mind to eat fresh food as much as you can.

Turkey

We are surprised how often this protein rich delicacy is ignored by some nutritionist. Consume those parts that are not greasy, for example turkey chest.

Turkey is highly rich in minerals: selenium and vitamin-B-6. This food serves us as an excellent source of proteins. To women it is particularly important due to everyday work and family stress.

Pineapple

Bromelain is an ingredient that is found in pineapple, but also in its juice. This enzyme helps us to digest the proteins easier. In addition it also has anti-inflammatory properties, and you can use it as a substitute for a caloric sweet meal.

Did you know that pineapple can weigh up to 10 kg! If you do not have appropriate weights just use pineapples, and after the workout you can eat them!

Oysters

Oysters are the most natural source of zinc, and they contain even up to 150 mg per gram. Zinc is one of the most essential minerals for the female population. It restores skin and can amplify sexuality, fertility and immunity – enough reasons for consuming oysters more often!

Oysters can help you improve your mood, and are also excellent for those who exercise regularly. They are full of high content of proteins and healthy fats.

Bad Foods

Soy

Soy is also called the “new corn”, because people started to use it more often and make various specialties. Today there is almost no product that doesn’t contain soy, at least in small quantities.

According to some studies, soy isoflavones mimic estrogenic activity and thus block the proper activity of the hormone. Do not worry about the soy sauce and freely use it, because it is fermented and therefore the percentage of phytoestrogens is significantly reduced.

Chocolate bars & Cakes without sugar

We simply have to love this idea. “Without sugar” – sounds good and healthy, right? Fewer calories must be a good thing?

Not always! They contain trans fats and other harmful chemicals, that are not so good for our body.

If you sometimes feel the need for sugar while you’re on a diet and you want to „cheat” then feel free to be “old-fashioned” and stick to standard candy because it is a far healthier option.

Grains

How many of us are convinced that this is a healthy meal with fewer calories. This type of product often includes defatted wheat germ and corn syrup with high content of fructose and almost no proteins: Wonderful!

Frozen food

These dishes can be usually found in beautiful packages, but the taste far from beautiful. Forget about the reduced quantity of vitamins and minerals, abnormal quantity of sodium and lots of carbohydrates because they are not tasty.

Why would someone eat that if they have a shelf full of smoked salmon, dried turkey, broccoli or pineapple?

Now you know which foods are good to include in your diet, and which foods you should avoid. What are you waiting for? Fill the fridge with yogurts, oysters, and healthy fruits and vegetables!

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is a health advocate, journalist and theologian. He is an outspoken internet activist who has contributed to many magazines and web sites. After years spent in digital marketing and online journalism he became one of the founders and editors at HealthyFitNatural.com. Combining knowledge and research with facts of modern science, Alexander continues to writes about alternative medicine and health benefits of nature. Unlike most writers he strongly believes that there's no magic pill that will lead you to long term health and beauty and that without effort, there can be no gain.

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