Whether it’s the fastest man in the world, or the best football star, it’s all about what they eat that makes them tick and enhances their performance. They have commendable discipline and awareness about food and nutrition. We’ve heard the phrase, ‘You are what you eat’ but don’t worry these stars haven’t actually consumed sports superstars for lunch and dinner. What they do eat though, is certain Super foods that we’re going to tell you more about.
- Quinoa – This isn’t just a super food, it’s a super grain! This versatile and delicious whole grain can be served as a breakfast cereal or make a delectable addition to pasta. It’s got nearly double the amount of protein compared to other grains and all the nine essential amino acids to recover from intense practice sessions. Oh and it tastes absolutely delicious!
- Bananas – This super food is the only constant in a sea of variables. With all the complex sugary foods out there, nothing beats a banana before any exercise or workout! Simple to digest and packed with electrolytes, each banana offers you 100 calories of energy and the license to sweat it out!
- Berries – Turns out adding colours to your life is also great news for your health! Berries are a great source of antioxidants such as Vitamins A, E and C. While grocery shopping, choose the most intense coloured berries like raspberries, blueberries and blackberries (Not the smartphone!) because they’re the most antioxidant packed.
- Salmon – This is the ‘Bhai’ of all the protein sources, if you get what we mean! Salmon is the preferred choice of meat for a number of athletes since it comes with healthy Omega 3 fatty acids along with the large amounts of protein that help built the broken down muscle fibers. While this is a luxury and can get heavy on the pocket, twice a weak would be great to reap it’s anti-inflammatory benefits!
- Water – H2 Oh! The source of all life, this element is right in front of our eyes but we tend to take it for granted! Did you know that right after you drink a glass of water your metabolism shoots up by 30%? That’s just one of the many good things that come out of drinking 5-6 litres of water a day. Weight management, flushing out of toxins etc. are all done by water.