helped us put together this cheat sheet of what ya need and why,
and where to get it fast.
We all need to make sure we get our daily dose of essential vitamins
and minerals, but for athletes and every-so-often gym fiends, it’s even more
important to fuel up with these body building blocks. The
Vitamin B to keep up during
high-intensity exercise. Get it from black beans and peanuts.
Calcium to avoid stress
fractures and increase bone density. Get it from milk and yogurt.
Vitamin C to boost your
immune system. Get it from citrus and strawberries.
Vitamin D to prevent
fatigue. Get it from milk and eggs.
Vitamin E to avoid getting a
cold. Get it from almonds and sunflower seeds.
Iron to boost your endurance
and muscle power. Get it from beef and eggs.
Magnesium to support your
skeleton. Get it from leafy greens and almonds.
Potassium to ditch cramps
and improve recovery time. Get it from bananas and avocados.
Sodium to keep your brain
working and nerves firing. Get it from Gatorade and pretzels.
Zinc to up your energy. Get
it from chickpeas and red meat.
BY BRITTANY TAYLOR ON 3/4/2014 12:00:00 AM
POSTED IN healthy eating 101, nutrition, produce