What 3 Vegetables Can Boost Your Spin Performance?

3 Veggies for performance during winter

If you’re serious about what you put into your body and the effect it has on your body you probably have a keen eye on your macros, protein, carbs, and fat. But how about your micros? Not only are micronutrients, vitamins and minerals essential for health, immune function, but they also play a major role in helping you optimize energy levels and exercise performance.

Here are 3 Veggies that are sure to keep you performing well at the gym!

Number one… Beets

Beets are rich in vitamin C, folate, fibre, and potassium, which is a key electrolyte crucial to muscle contraction and nerve signalling.

With its ability to enhance oxygen and nutrient delivery to working muscles, this vegetable beats most others in terms of enhancing exercise performance. That’s because beets are rich in dietary nitrates, which have been suggested to have a positive impact on oxygen demand during exercise.

You can roast beets as well as just juicing them!

Number two… Winter Squash

Winter squash is actually considered in season during early September. It’s a great source of vitamin A, vitamin C, magnesium, potassium, and dietary fibre. But perhaps the most interesting fact of winter squash in terms of nutritional benefit is its pectin content.

Don’t let the dark mornings and dark nights dampen your training. Boost your gym performance by eating any of these in-season veggies!

Last but not least…Pumpkin

Although no single nutrient in pumpkin is magical for performance boosting, this odd veggie does contain a source of fibre, B vitamins, vitamin A, and the antioxidant selenium.

So there we have it… 3 Autumn/Winter Veggies to give that extra boost!

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