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The Types of Food That Your Should Use With Your Fitness


No amount of exercise will ever cancel out poor nutrition. On the same token, the only true way to get the most of the exercise is to eat sufficient amounts of the right foods. This means you need to eat foods which boost your metabolism, improve insulin sensitivity, provide energy, reduce inflammation, build muscle and help you burn fat. It may seem shocking that all of those benefits can be found in regular food, some of which you probably already have. Taking supplements help, your entire diet cannot consist of them, you still need to eat healthy foods a high percentage of the time.

The 5 Types of Food That Your Should Use With Your Fitness:


Beans and legumes have a plethora of health benefits. For starters, they are high in fiber, which has many benefits in addition to helping you feel fuller than you are. This, in turn, leads to you eating less and snacking between meals. They are also high in protein, which can also have the same effect as well as being essential to building muscle. In addition to those benefits, they are good for your heart and promote regularity. Just make sure you prepare them properly by rinsing and soaking dry beans before cooking them.


Fish is great for you and simply put, salmon is one of the best fish you can eat. One major plus to salmon is it’s available in many regions and isn’t too expensive. Salmon is also one of the least toxic fish you can eat. Most, but not all, farmed salmon is high in mercury, also avoid salmon which is labeled as “Atlantic Salmon” as it is also farmed. Salmon is high in omega 3s an essential healthy fat. Otherhealth benefits of salmon include, improves brain and heart health, and can improve sleep quality, which is vital for muscle growth and recovery.


Eggs used to get a bad rap which it was thought they increase cholesterol. Your liver already produces cholesterol and when you consume a lot of foods which contain it, your liver starts producing less to compensate. Your HDL (good) cholesterol will increase while the LDL (bad) cholesterol will usually remain the same.

Eggs are also full of health benefits and only people who are cholesterol responders should avoid egg yolks, which is about 30% of all people. Eggs also help you feel full longer than other foods, which can help you be in a caloric deficit and lose weight.

Apple Cider Vinegar

You need to fight inflammation naturally if you want to improve your health. Apple Cider Vinegar(ACV) isn’t exactly a food but it has been highly touted for years due to its many health benefits.

However, its anti-inflammatory properties is the main plus to ACV. Inflammation can be responsible for a host of ailments and if you are taking your health serious enough to work out and eat right, it would be foolish to ignore inflammation. A common way to consume ACV is to add it to water or lemon water. You can also add turmeric for even more reduction in inflammation.

Coconut Oil and other healthy fats

While this isn’t the only healthy oil out there, it deserves a special mention for its versatility. In addition to being a great substitute for vegetable oil, you can add a tablespoon of it to your protein shake without it affecting the taste while also getting the recommended amount of healthy fats. You can use it for oil pulling, which has been shown to havemany health benefits. Coconut oil is also a great moisturizer, and having hydrated skin helps your body devote the water you drink to other important bodily functions, instead of fighting dry skin. That’s a small benefit, but it can have a huge impact on your overall health in the long run. You can also use oilve oil and avocado oil.

Putting It Together

Now that you know which foods you need to add to your diet to optimize your fitness gains. Everyone knows you should eat green veggies and chicken breast, but these foods can also help your fitness journey much easier. Burning fat and losing weight aren’t just as simple as being in a caloric deficit, consistency is the key. However, it’s tough to be consistent if you eat the same thing everyday, and this is not advised, even with healthy foods. The calories you consume need to be from high-quality foods which are loaded with essential nutrients. Good nutrition for fitness involves eating a wide range of healthy foods you enjoy, and if you can, eat a try a few new healthy foods.