3 Foods to Supercharge Your Gym Workout

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When people are trying to lose weight, they often compartmentalize the different aspects of their weight loss journey. It’s easy to think of diet, supplements, and exercise as separate components when in reality they should be working in synergy to help you be successful in your diet. One great example is how the foods you eat can support your fat-burning workouts.

If you’re incorporating exercise into your strategy to lose weight, whether it’s a casual walk around the block every evening or a rigorous training program with a personal trainer, several healthy foods offer smart ways to sustain your body while helping you to get fit and burn off extra pounds.

1. Turmeric

This root adds a delicious, savory flavor to your meals. It almost tastes like curry and can instantly warm the palate and add an exotic touch to any dish.

What you’ll love is that turmeric is an anti-inflammatory. This means it can help reduce post-exercise soreness and improve your exercise recovery so you can get back into the gym sooner, and see results sooner.

If you don’t like to cook, add a pinch of the spice to your smoothies or juices for a spicy punch.

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2. Green Tea

Green tea is rich in something called quercetin, which is a plant-based bioflavonoid that can increase how well your body can use the oxygen you breathe. In other words, in the gym, it can help reduce exercise fatigue and help you work out longer. Bring green tea to the gym, and it can help you burn unwanted weight faster by keeping you energized with strong stamina. Plus, green tea is a source of natural caffeine, which is also an athletic performance booster.

3. Spirulina

Spirulina is a type of blue-green algae. Not only is it high in antioxidants, but studies have found that it improves the time to exhaustion when you’re working out. And you’ll especially love this diet benefit: Spirulina supplements can help you to burn fat for energy instead of carbs. So not only will you lose weight, but you’ll lose the hardest weight that’s difficult to get rid of: stubborn body fat!

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Acton Gould is a natural health enthusiast in Augusta, Maine. He helps men and women find a healthy weight through mindset shifts that help people change their exercise and diet habits.