Thursday, July 23, 2009

Top 5 Fitness Foods Unveiled By Washington, DC Personal Trainer

By Josef Brandenburg

Priding myself on being one of Washington, DC's top personal trainers, I have made it my life's work to help others to get healthy. Sometimes this task can seem extremely overwhelming without someone to support and guide you. We all have an idea of what exercises are good and what exercises are bad, but what happens when it comes to food? There are so many conflicting reports, no fat, no carbs, low fat, fruitarian, vegetarian, vegan, its enough to make your head spin! Thankfully, you don't have to worry. You have Washington, DC's top personal trainer to guide you in the right direction! Here are my top five fitness foods for you to focus on in your quest to a healthy existence.

1. Grass Fed Beef: If the fact that this is 1st on the list surprises you due to the high fat content of beef then please remember that not all beef is created equal. More important than what you eat is what your food ate before it became your food. Grass fed beef is low in saturated fats yet packed with healthy omega-3fatty acids, fat burning CLA and protein, not to mention it tastes great.

2. Turkey Bacon: Crumbled in salads or as a side dish for a breakfast of egg white omelet, I think you will find, as I do, that this is one tasty dish. It is high in protein and extremely versatile making it one of my favorites.

3. Berries: Sweet and wonderful. Whether they are strawberries, blueberries, blackberries, raspberries, they are considered a number one super food. Packed with vitamins, anti oxidants and healthy phytochemicals. Funny thing is that they are relatively low in sugar, when they are ripe taste as sweet as the sweetest candy. A great suggestion is to stop eating that nutrient deficient cereal and toast for breakfast and try replacing it with a bowl of sweet berries for breakfast instead. They are so much better for you and will wake up your boring taste buds as well. Try it once and I can guarantee you'll never look back.

4. Spinach: Tasty and versatile, Popeye knew what he was doing. As breakfast, lunch, snack or dinner you will be eating a food loaded with beta-carotene, which can help to prevent cataracts. It is also loaded with Vitamin C to boost the immune system and leutin, which helps to protect against macular degeneration. Why not try having for breakfast - spinach omelet, for lunch - spinach salad and for dinner - a side serving of spinach next to some grass fed beef. I see no deprivation in that diet!

5. Shrimp: Not only is shrimp high in protein and low in calories and fat, with just 112 calories per 4 oz. serving, but also, it is packed with vitamins such as vitamin D for strong bones, b12 for increased energy, the antioxidant selenium. What more could you ask for?

Well, there you have it. You have just found out this Washington, DC's top personal trainers list of 5 super foods. Incorporate these into your diet and you will be doing your body and your health a great service. Your taste buds will also thank you along the way.

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