Seasonal Fall Foods to Help Your Fuel-Up
A hard day’s work is in the books. You’ve Gotten up at the crack of dawn to squeeze in a cardio routine before you head off to work. In the evening you even venture back to the gym for a weight training session. Your post-workout Body Fortress protein shake was delicious and now all that remains is a healthy dinner to top it all off. The main course tonight is… CHEESEBURGER AND FRIES!?!? Truth is, you can work out like a machine, but without the aid of a healthy diet, your fitness Goals will be that much more difficult to attain.
This fall is a great opportunity to incorporate certain seasonal fruits and vegetables into your diet that will help you transform YOUR BODY into YOUR FORTRESS. Although some of the following foods are available throughout the year, they will have the best value and best taste during the fall season:
- APPLES – are a great low-fat snack with fiber. They also are a Good source of Vitamin C which is involved in the production of collagen.* Collagen is a protein the body uses to construct healthy connective tissues.*
- PUMPKINS – And no, we’re not talking about the pies. Pumpkin seeds are a source of unsaturated and healthy fats along with a high dosage of fiber. Specifically, Pumpkin seeds contain polyunsaturated Fatty Acids and it’s true that not all fats are created equal. The fatty acids found in pumpkin seeds are essential nutrients that support healthy circulation.*
- YAMS – Yams contain Vitamin B6, which has a great effect on protein metabolism.* The higher your protein intake, the more B6 is required for your diet.*
- BROCCOLI – Broccoli is a great source of vitamin C. Broccoli can also provide high levels of vitamin K used to promote bone health.
Remember, YOUR BODY has already paid the price in the gym and now it’s time to pay it back by supplying it with the nutrition it deserves.