The Nutrients Your Body Needs

nutrition-1Regardless of the type of fitness routine you’ll be embarking upon, its short and long term success will depend heavily on modifying your eating habits or diet to accommodate your new workout as you work toward a healthier lifestyle. Many but not all American diets have an excess of calories because of processed foods, which can cause weight gain and hinder your efforts to stay slim and tone the body.

Even a conventional diet may not have the essential nutrients women need. These include fiber, magnesium, vitamins A, C, D, and E, choline, calcium, iron, and potassium. For the best nutrition, a balanced diet that’s packed with vegetables and fruits, lean protein, and whole grains is the best way to go. If you lead a vegetarian lifestyle, a vitamin and mineral supplement may be necessary. Let’s examine some of the nutrients you should be having.

For calcium, you’ll likely need somewhere around 1,000 milligrams a day. Dairy products such as milk, calcium-enriched tofu, broccoli and cabbage are all beneficial in helping you get your daily dose of calcium.

You’ll need 18 milligrams of iron, which can be found in red meat, seafood, poultry, or having a breakfast fortified with iron. Raisins and nuts are another great option.

Your magnesium intake should range between 310 to 320 milligrams.  Bananas, leafy greens, legumes, and whole grains are a few options. As for potassium, 4.7 grams should be sufficient and bananas are always good too. Citrus fruits, fish, potatoes,, kiwi, and tomato juice are also worth considering.

Learn more about the best online fitness program which includes comprehensive programs focused on shifting towards healthier eating habits, staying fit, and building a better booty. You’ll also find a variety of fitness apparel to help get you that extra motivation to take your goals to another level. Contact me today to learn more about the Fitness eBook available to get your body in gear.

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