We love nutrition AND fitness!
When it comes to getting fit, we believe that what you put into your body makes a difference during workouts. Having the right fuel can help you get through high-intensity, full-body workouts – like the classes at SIX Epic Human Xperience!
Eating over-processed foods may affect your exercise because they lack the nutrients your body needs to turn food into energy. You may wonder… What about supplements? Taking supplements can help you stay balanced, but they should not be used as a substitute to maintain proper nutrition.
We recommend incorporating whole foods into your diet to help with nutrition and fitness! Here’s why whole foods need to be part of your diet.
Why Are Whole Foods Good For Me?
When you eat pre-packaged or processed foods, most of the nutrients are removed in the process and are less nutritious for you. Whole foods are as close to natural as possible, so they are not processed, coated, or altered in any way. Fiber, vitamins, and minerals are a few benefits of consuming whole foods.
Eating clean should be the goal, but making a complete switch to only whole foods is not sustainable long-term. We recommend making changes to your meals and snacks by adding whole foods whenever possible.
Instead of oil-soaked french fries for dinner, make the switch to a baked sweet potato. Your toaster pastry with berry jelly at breakfast? Instead, eat a bowl of fresh berries. It’s easier to manage and helps you stay consistent!
What Are These Foods and Their Benefits?
Consider adding rich, unprocessed, nutrient-dense foods, such as: fresh fruits and vegetables, unprocessed nuts, and whole grains. Healthline outlines different whole grains, fruits, and vegetables. Here is a list of several whole foods and their benefits:
- Whole Oats – vitamins, minerals, fiber
- Whole Wheat – antioxidants, vitamins, minerals, fiber
- Corn – fiber, antioxidants, vitamins, minerals
- Quinoa – protein, vitamins, fiber, minerals
- Grapefruit – vitamins and minerals
- Avocados – fiber and healthy fat
- Blueberries – antioxidants, fiber, vitamins
- Mangos – vitamins and fiber
- Spinach – antioxidants and vitamins
- Carrots – antioxidants and vitamins
- Kale – antioxidants and vitamins
- Sweet Potatoes – fiber, protein, vitamins
Get energized naturally with the benefits of whole foods! Remember, prepared foods and packaged foods tend to remove nutrients when they are processed. Improve your fitness fuel and maintain a nutritious diet. So, the question is: Which whole foods will you introduce into your diet?
SIX Epic Human Xperience, located at 8535 Irvine Center Dr, Irvine, CA, combines short intervals through 6-stations that will give you a full-body workout in 50 minutes! Our self-powered cardio equipment and strength training gear will address all your needs!
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