Waxed beans are high in iron and vitamin C contentwhich are crucial to promoting oxygenation of the muscle during workouts. The beta-carotene and folate content also boost immune function to help keep you healthy during stressful times. Beans also contain 3 grams of fibre per cup which can help promote weight loss. Waxed beans also contain magnesium, beta-carotene, folate and thiamine which work together to help to fight off common diseases, cancer and heart disease. Pick some up at Green Soul Organics. Show your gym card for a discount.
Bananas are an excellent source of energizing carbohydrate and potassium. This makes bananas a great post-exercise food choice for replenishing muscle and liver glycogen which can aid in the prevention of muscle cramps. They also provide vitamin B6 and other phytochemicals including Vitamin C and folate that help fight cancer and heart disease. Bananas contain a unique form of fiber to help provide good bacteria in your gut and colon. Stop by Green Soul and grab your bananas today! Get a discount if you show your gym card.
31 grams of fat per avocado...a super food? Yup, 2/3 of this fat is of the monounsaturated variety (good fat) which has been shown to help lower total cholesterol. Full of soluble and insoluble fibre, avocadoes help to maintain a healthy digestive system. Because of the soluble fibre and oleic acid in avocadoes, they can help quickly satiate hunger which assists in weight loss. In addition, avocadoes also pack powerful phytochemicals that fight against cancer, eye disease, and heart disease and help you to absorb more nutrients out of fruits and vegetables. Recipe Tip: Toss some chopped avocado on a salad, soup, or in a smoothie. Grab some today at Green Soul Organics. Show your gym card for a discount!
Asparagus is a great vegetable for people who are physically active. It supplies almost 66% of the daily recommended intake of folate, which is crucial for red blood cell synthesis and preventing iron deficiency anemia. In addition, it is high in vitamin K content, which is important for chelating calcium to help build strong bones and prevent osteoporosis. Asparagus also contains a special kind of carbohydrate called inulin that promotes the formation of a health-friendly bacteria in our large intestine. So, stop by Green Soul Organics and pick some up today! Show your Tofino Fitness membership card and get a discount.
This week's super food combats cholesterol, heart disease and cancer all at once. Artichokes have high choleretic activity meaning they promote bile secretion. Bile binds cholesterol, decreasing the formation of arterial plaque, in turn decreasing your risk of heart disease and stroke. The heart of an artichoke also provides a group of flavonoids called silymarin which are potent anti-inflammatories that help to ward off cancer. Artichokes are also rich in B-complex group of vitamins such as niacin, vitamin B-6 (pyridoxine), thiamin, and pantothenic acid that are essential for optimum cellular metabolic functions, essential to good overall physical health. Click here for a delicious artichoke recipe. Show your membership card at Green Soul Organics for a discount...that ain't no choke!
Amaranth is a great grain for physically active individuals as it boasts 5 grams of high quality protein in only half a cup. Amaranth is also high in iron and vitamin C which helps oxygenate the muscles to fuel your cardiovascular workouts and reduce fatigue. Amaranth is rich in magnesium, which helps to relax blood flow and aid in post-workout recovery. This grain also contains zinc, calcium, potassium and phosphorous to support a strong immune system, healthy blood pressure and strong bones. Lastly, Amaranth is gluten-free and a great choice for those with celiac disease or a wheat allergy. Recipe: Add honey, cinnamon, and coconut or soy milk for a healthy breakfast alternative. Stop by Green Soul Organics and show your gym card for a discount!