As I have stated before, nutrition is 80-90% of the results you are going to see. How can you expect three workouts a week to make up for the hours a week you spend eating? Think about it, you spend each day eating 4-7 meals while spending just a few hours per week working out.
Now this doesn’t mean you need to start working out for hours on end, it simply means you need to start getting more serious about your nutrition.
Below are five super foods that you must start incorporating into your diet if you are serious about getting and staying fit. Put down the processed junk foods and start eating for better health!
1. Whole Eggs
Eggs provide you with a good source of protein, healthy fats, and carry a high quality amino acid profile. Going against what conventional wisdom says, multiple studies have shown that eggs can help prevent blood clots, stroke, and heart attacks.
Eggs are an incredible fat burning food and one that will aid in lean muscle growth. When buying eggs, get free range organic. The higher quality you buy, the better.
It is worth the extra 2-3 dollars.
2. Grass Fed Butter
Wait what? Butter? Really? Yes, really! But not just any butter, it must be grass fed. Grass fed butter is the “best source of conjugated linoleic acid (CLA), which has been shown to aid in weight loss and weight management, as well as fight against carcinogens.”
Yes, grass fed butter will aid in losing fat.
Not only that, but it is packed with vitamins and minerals, and displays an amazing Omega 3 to Omega 6 ratio.
Dave Asprey, founder of the Bulletproof Executive and Bulletproof Coffee, lives by consuming great amounts of grass fed butter. In fact, he lost over 100 pounds while eating a diet that was very high in fats with much of the fat coming from butter. Take a look at the inforgraphic below to get a better idea of why you should eat more butter:
3. Grass Fed Beef
Grass fed is better, simple as that. From the way the animals are treated to the far more and better benefits it brings. I will go as far as saying the only time you should eat beef is if it is grass fed. That is how important it is.
The majority of beef cows in America are raised for a short time on grass and then “finished” in confined feeding areas with a diet of grain that is unnatural to them. They are essentually force-fed so they can be slottered quicker so these companies can get it to your plate faster.
Grass fed cows on the other hand spend their whole life roaming free eating grass that they have thrived on for years (no force fed cattle 10,000 years ago right?).
This is what allows them to have “10 times more beta-carotene, three times more Vitamin E and three-times more omega-3 fatty acids.”
If you are going to eat beef, make sure it is 100% grass fed!
4. Wild Fish
Along the same lines as grass fed beef, wild fish is the way to go when consuming our friends from the sea. Fish caught in the wild spend their whole life out in their natural environment unlike farm raised fish which spend their lives on fish farms.
Wild fish are packed with Omega-3’s, are high in protein, and will aid in fat loss.
Your best options when consuming fish are to eat deep and cold water fish like salmon and red tuna.
5. Dark Leafy Greens
Such as… Spinach, kale, and bok choy.
These foods contain “beta-carotene, C, folate, iron, magnesium, carotenoids, phytochemicals, and antioxidants” which all contribute to better health.
We all know that vegetables are an important part to any fat burning nutrition plan, so if you are serious about getting fit and staying fit, you must start incorporating veggies into most (if not all) of your meals!
There you have it, 5 Superfoods to help you get six-pack abs once and for all. It is time for you to put down the processed junk and get serious about your nutrition. Not only will it help you get fit, but it will allow you to stay fit and healthy for life!
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