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Mar 03

Super Foods for Seniors | Fitness Fare

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Hello Friends and Happy Monday

Yesterday afternoon as I sat writing this post we were anxiously awaiting another major snowstorm, hopefully the last one of the season.  People were out in the grocery stores stocking up on food as if they needed enough to last for the entire week.  

In 17 days it’ll officially be the first day of Spring, we won’t be eating as much and most likely will be looking for ways to shed a few of those snowstorm pounds. We will be outdoors more and adding exercise to the mix so here’s a list of Super Foods that will help us shape up safely.

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Your body thrives when you stay in shape, you feel healthier, live longer and resist diseases better.  Exercise and eating right combined is the best way to take off and keep off unwanted pounds.  Exercise burns calories, protein and carbohydrates, so these foods will provide the proper amount of replacement fuel for your body.

 

  • Whole Grain Bagels – breakfast bread filled with complex carbohydrates

  • Pork and Beans – full day’s supply of iron and zinc

  • Honey – add a spoonful to water before exercising for a boost of energy and after a workout to help muscles regenerate

  • Peanuts – but hold the salt, exercise burns proteins, peanuts puts it back and provides fiber and satisfies hunger

  • Energy Bar/Nutrition Bar/Diet Bar – replaces the energy after a workout

  • Whole Wheat Bagel
  • Lean meat – after you exercise, it replaces protein and helps sore muscles heal and rebuild

  • Banana – Complex carbs and potassium

  • Sunflower Seeds – Full of Vitamin E and good treatment for muscle cramps

  • Milk – Calcium not only build bones, it keep your muscle moving to prevent cramps

  • Water – prevent dehydration which is the most common cause for muscle cramps

  • Almonds – Replaces minerals lose due to dehydration

  • milk and water Pumpkin Seeds – Magnesium helps with cramps and fatigue

  • Pink Grapefruit – Protection against breathing problems – especially for asthma

  • Broccoli – Good source for almost all nutrients you’ll ever need

  • Caffeine – a cup of coffee or a can of cola can prevent asthma attacks if you are prone to them while exercising pumpkin seeds

  • Oranges – Vitamin C eases aches, pains and swelling you get from workouts

  • Mustard – mix a little mustard with water and drink to stop muscle cramps

  • Grape Juice – relieves legs cramps, makes blood vessels more elastic and blood flow better

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It doesn’t matter what exercise you chose to do, remember to check with your physician before starting a new regiment – better to be safe than sorry.

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  1. kristentoneycampbell

    I have some organic honey a friend gave me not too long ago – I guess I need to break it out, huh? Great list, thank you!

    1. DelBlogger

      Yes, honey is a fantastic #SuperFood! You are welcome, stay healthy my friend.

  2. imagesbytdashfield

    Can’t do the nuts or bananas due to allergies but like the other tips! Side note – you can’t drink grapefruit juice if you are on HBP meds which sadly a lot are.

    1. DelBlogger

      Thank you, yes grapefruit juice should never be taken with any medications.

  3. Carylee

    Great reminders! I certainly need to eat more nuts and drink more water myself! And I had never heard of the mustard plus water tip! Thanks!

    1. DelBlogger

      You and me both, I have been trying to increase my water intake which is vitally important at my age. I too hadn’t heard about the water and mustard but knew about water and vinegar and/or pickle juice, which are acids, so mustards must have the same acidity levels.

  4. Renew Your Space

    I so wish I didn’t have so many food allergies (sigh). Good thing is that I eat so clean because of them, by the time I’m a Senior, I should be super healthy. Great tips!

    1. DelBlogger

      Thanks, that’s terrible, but if you stay with only what your body will tolerate and you will be happy, healthy at any age!

  5. stylentonic

    Honey and goji berries, my favorite Superfood!

    1. DelBlogger

      Oh yes, berries and honey are definitely nature’s superfoods!

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