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These foods are champions when it comes to helping athletes sustain quality training:

super foods for athletes 1. Avocado – tasty alternative to butter or margarine as a sandwich spread or a snack on its own. Avocado contains 17 vitamins and minerals including vitamins A, C, E and all B vitamins except B12. In potassium, it’s second among plant foods only to Bananas!

2. Nuts – Great source of protein, fibre and healthy fats. Pecans & Walnuts are high in Omega-3 fats. Brazil nuts are high in selenium which may help protect against cancer, depression and Alzheimer’s.

3. Bananas – High in potassium and carbohydrates – the preferred fuel for muscles, blood and brain before and after exercise.

4. Salmon – High in protein and Omega-3 fats. Herring, Sardines and Mackerel also offer quality fish oils. Omega 3s may also have anti-inflammatory effects.

5. Chicken (skin off) – Excellent source of protein for growth and repair and development of the muscles. Red meat and eggs are also a great source of protein for those building muscles.

6. Creamed Rice – Excellent and tasty source of carbohydrates for quality training and a top desert.

7. Skim milk powder – Cheap source of whey protein – mix with milk and banana or other flavourings.

8. Garlic – Might just help you reduce the chance of catching a cold.

9. Ginger – Its antioxidants support immunity and ginger is also great for digestion and has an anti-inflammatory affect, to assist recovery.

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Category : Sports Nutrition


Personal Training Phoenix August 23, 2011

You are right on target with the list of foods you provided. Great post!

webgal November 4, 2011

Avocado? Really? That is awesome. I needed an excuse to eat more avocado. I would also add almonds to that nut list and spinach for the potassium.

Thomas September 18, 2012

Bananas and grapes have been my snack of choice for years. Before every workout I usually have a banana, some grapes and a half can of tuna. The same things goes for after I train.

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