5 Foods We Need… to Keep Us Fit and In Shape

Nutritious Foods Keeping Us Fit and Healthy

To be physically fit and always in shape, we should have some fresh and protein intakes. As reported by Magforwomen site, below is a detailed explanation of the foods that must be consumed to keep our body fit always:

1. Fresh fruits
Not only they prevent us from dehydration, but eating fruits also assist to boost our energy levels.

2. Coconut water
In addition to relieving thirst and providing energy for our body, coconut water is also beneficial to remove toxins from the body.

3. Meat
Meat has a tyrosine content that helps in the synthesis of dopamine and norepinephrine, both of which are required by our brain function to keep it well-oiled and working. In addition, meat also provides enough energy for our activities during the day.

4. Fish
Fish is rich in calcium which can help boost our energy levels.

5. Wheat
Eating wheat/oats can help keep our blood sugar in balance, so it can provide constant energy that our body needs every day.

Nutritious and Healthy Foods

What’s Sooo Good About Chocolate

Antioxidant Food Comparison Chart

We all love chocolate as much as kids do. Chocolate lovers will love this blog because the chart above depicts the fact that dark chocolate and cocoa contain more antioxidant capacity than any other fruits or nuts that we normally regard as healthy food, such as strawberries, apples, green tea and red wine. Antioxidants are natural compounds that scientists have discovered can protect your body, promote good health and alleviate signs of aging. Surprised that chocolate is good for health? Many people are. That’s because they forget that chocolate is actually a plant-based food.

Pretty Lady Eating ChocolateWhat’s more good news is that research has found antioxidants like those found in dark chocolate and cocoa have also been linked to some of the hallmarks of good cardiovascular health such as enhanced blood flow, healthy cholesterol levels and, in some cases, reduced blood pressure. So what does this mean? This means not only eating chocolate makes us feel good, but it will also keep us healthy and reduce the risk of various diseases.

Let’s start eating dark chocolate for the sake of our health. For those who seldom eat chocolate, perhaps you should try from light to dark. Start with light milk chocolate (with the lowest percentage of cacao and usually less bitter), and end with the darkest one. This sets up your taste buds correctly to experience the more intense, more complex and more healthy chocolates. Happy chocolate-ing!