power foods for swimmers

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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