Unfortunately, snack-ready means easily overeaten, so keep it in check: Only a handful of pumpkin seeds contains about 130 calories, and their five grams of fat per serving, unlike other superfood seeds, contains a relatively low amount of omega-3 fatty acids.
Preparing quinoa is fairly simple and similar to preparing rice. Bring two cups water to a boil in a 2 quart sauce pan. Add 1 cup quinoa, bring back to boil, cover, cook over medium heat for 12 minutes or until quinoa has absorbed all the water. Remove from heat, fluff with fork, cover, and let stand for about 15 minutes.
Below is a list of 15 super foods for athletes. These foods contain the necessary nutrients, antioxidants, anti-inflammatory agents, and anti-cancer properties to improve athletic performance, enhance recovery, minimize muscle damage, improve strength, decrease body fat, build lean muscle, and most importantly, improve overall health.
At the top of my list of functional foods for athletes are these 15 superfoods. 15 Superfoods for Peak Performance: Chia Seeds – Without a doubt, chia seeds are my number one recommendation for athletes. An ancient Aztec superfood, chia seeds gave the Aztec warriors the long-lasting energy and endurance they needed to go into battle.
Eggs: Super Food for Athletes #6 Oatmeal: Super Food for Athletes #3 Chia Seeds: Super Food for Athletes #2 Quinoa: Super Food for Athletes #1 This entry was posted in Dietitian Ellen, Nutrition and tagged Nutrition, Recipes, Super Foods on March 1, 2013 by Katherine.
Athletes have a vested interest in optimizing their aerobic capacity in the blood to fuel their performance.” So yes, salmon is indeed a powerful superfood and one that’s especially beneficial for athletes and even everyday exercisers who want to perform at peak levels.