Hydrate and Energize: 10 Foods for Summer Health
May 4, 2015
Keeping fit and active is easy when you incorporate these healthy foods into your diet
Snack on a bowl of oatmeal before a hike or run. The oatmeal will hold you over until the end, but won’t weigh you down with carb overload.
These green fruits are full of magnesium and potassium, which helps your muscles function. Plus, it’s a nutrient-dense food, which means it will sustain you well through all your outdoor activities.
Almonds are great to snack on throughout the day and especially before doing physical activity. They can help you stay hydrated and give your muscles strength and power. Try eating plain and unsalted versions.
Bananas are a great pre-and-post-workout snack. They are potassium and magnesium-rich, which can help prevent cramps and bloating.
Quinoa isn’t really a grain, but is actually related to spinach, beets, and Swiss chard. Quinoa can trick you into thinking you are actually eating a starch, without the carb overload. Plus, it’s high in protein, minerals, and vitamins.