It is true that “we are what we eat”.
When you swim regularly, your performance highly depends on how and what type of food you’re having, so here is a list of some of the best power foods a swimmer can have:
Beans: They are excellent antioxidants and are also packed with proteins, which make them great promoters of energy and health.
Pears: Pears are great to remove any harmful metals present in your body as they contain a fiber called pectin that basically does the work.
Walnuts and Pecans: They are high in a variety of vitamins and acids that contribute to high energy levels and balanced moods.
Berries – Cranberries, Blueberries, Raspberries, Blackberries and Strawberries: Also very rich in antioxidants, a nice berry and yogurt smoothie will add energy to your muscle cells.
Unsweetened Dark Chocolate: 1 square of dark chocolate has an exceptional antioxidant power.
Sweet Potatoes: If you don’t load them with butter, cheese or cream, sweet potatoes are the perfect baked side to your dish as they are rich with beta-carotene, which helps promote endurance.
Pomegranate juice: Another food high in antioxidants, that you can dilute with water so as not to get a sugar rush.
The Healthy Fats Group: All rich in omega-3, avocado, nuts, seeds, fatty fish and vegetable oils will help decrease joint pain, improve your diet, and reduce symptoms of hypertension, depression, ADHD and skin problems.
Dried Fruits: The perfect source of iron.
Have a healthy week, swimmers! 🙂
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