Important foods to eat for diet, weight loss and health!

Posted by on 12th Mar 2014

Certain foods can really help make or break a workout. It's important to learn about the foods that you should not only eat before and after a workout, but also on a regular basis. How well you fuel your body, is how well your body will react and work for the best for you. Listed below are just a few important foods that you should make a part of your diet, to not only lose weight, but to also live a healthy lifestyle.

1. Peanut Butter.

-It's an energy boost because it contains protein and healthy monosaturated fats, which give you an energy pick-me-up. It also includes Vitamin B3, tryptophan, and manganese. 

-It works for cardiovascular health because the monosaturated fat has been proven to decrease risk of heart disease, and the fiber helps reduce bad (LDL) cholesterol. 

-Peanut butter also helps your circulation because it contains iron, calcium, copper, potassium, and magnesium. 

-Peanut butter helps stabilize blood sugar levels.

-Peanut butter contains resveratrol, an antioxidant that has been linked to lower levels of heart disease and cancer, and also wrinkles!

-It is a great addition to one of our Skinny Blend Shakes to give you even more protein and a flavor boost!

2. Bananas.

-Cholesterol free. Can be used for a substitute for some or all of the butter or oil when baking cookies, for a lower, healthier treat. 

-400 mg. of potassium in 1 medium-size banana. Potassium is necessary for good nerve and muscle function, as well as for maintaining a healthy balance of fluids in the body. Potassium can also help prevent muscle cramps after exercise. 

-Contains 10 mg. of Vitamin C, which is 15% of your recommended daily amount. Vitamin C boosts your immune system and cell health, and improves the absorption of iron. 

3. Spinach.

-Helps protect and maintain the health of your eyes.

-High in nutrients, such as Vitamin K (helps blood clot and bone health), Vitamin A (reduces free radicals in the body), Vitamin C (increase in antioxidants).

-Prevents various forms of cancer. Researchers have found at least 13 different flavonoid compounds, which help fight cancer.

-Improves learning capacity, specifically the motor skills in the brain.

-Rich in lutein, which helps prevent cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.

-Rich in antioxidants.

-Relaxes the body. Principal source of magnesium, which fights fatigue

All of these foods are perfect to add to a Skinny Blend Shake! Again, these are just a few of the more important foods you should include into your diet with the appropriate recommended amounts. Fuel your body with great foods and you will be amazed at what you can achieve! Thanks for reading our Skinny Blog! Have a great day!