Introducing a healthy diet: Fruit and Vegetables
A healthy diet is vital to make the most of your time in the pool and improve your figure. So, what is it? Read on to learn more.
So, what is a healthy diet. We all have our own variations but in essence it means lots of fruit, lots of vegetables, plenty of protein, picking complex or fibrous over simple carbohydrates, and keeping your fat intake low – simple!
OK, may be not simple, well not to stick to sometimes. But remember nobody’s perfect. There isn’t an athlete in the world that doesn’t treat themselves with a cake or two now and again. So if they can, you certainly can.
Just take everything in moderation – a balanced diet is a healthy diet. Let's start with fruit and vegetables
Fruit and Vegetables
The benefits of eating fruit and vegetables are hardly breaking news. The reason they are so good is that they are good healthy all-rounders.
Fruit and vegetables deliver slower burning calories rich in vitamins and minerals that boost your immune system, help to maintain your digestive and respiratory systems, and improve your circulation. Here are few tips about choosing the right ones.
- Try to pick as wide a range of colours as possible for your fruit and vegetables. This will ensure they contain a wider range of nutrients and antioxidants
- But, green is ALWAYS a winner (think lettuce, cucumber, beans, sprouts, cabbage, broccoli...)
- Red is also a winner too as they tend to be very high in antioxidants, such as red peppers, red leaf salad leaves, beetroot, red cabbage etc
OK, that's fruit and veg. Now on to protein...