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8 Fitness-Boosting Foods and Nutrients

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  • Eight foods and specific nutrients that I believe are among the most helpful, in terms of supporting fitness, are reviewed. These include: avocado, coconut oil, salmon, eggs, chicken, whey, astaxanthin, and Rhodiola
  • You cannot exercise your way out of a bad diet, and the first step toward improving your diet is to cut out as much sugar/fructose and grain-carbs as possible. Replace the lost carbs with healthful fats, and a moderate amount of high-quality protein
  • To maximize the benefits of exercise, including weight loss benefits, you'll want to carefully avoid fruit juices, energy drinks, sports drinks, most energy bars, and other sweetened beverages like Vitamin Water

By Dr. Mercola


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