Use these summer foods to keep yourself in top shape.
If you’ve started planning to get into summer shape then we’ve got news for you: you missed the boat pal. While you were busy relaxing in the winter and spring, you were missing the perfect opportunities to start getting yourself in the best shape possible for the summer. We all have times that we’re a bit bloated, especially after the winter and some of spring. That’s why we advocate working out year round so that when the time comes to start cutting down a bit for summer you’ll already be halfway there by the end of spring.
It’s Independence Day and the summer is here – but does that mean you should just give up on your fitness goals and stuff your face with cheeseburgers this weekend? Not a chance in hell. In fact, you should be considering some last minute diet options that could end up doing you some good during the summer. Who knows, maybe you can start seeing some progress before summers end. But whether you’ve been working out hard all year round or if you’re just starting now, we’ve got some summer foods, particularly fruits, that will help you get to your shredded best, hopefully, by fall.
27This is a great fruit for anyone that’s pushing themselves hard in the gym. Watermelons are packed with nutrients and can be a great post workout treat that does a number of beneficial things for your body. One, it’s great for hydration after a tough workout. Two, it can greatly help your muscle recovery. Also, it’s the perfect melon to crush in between your legs… if you’re strong enough.
Another great summer food, blueberries should be your best friend. If you’re looking to thrash your muscles in the gym then you’re going to want your muscles to hold up to the task and this fruit can help greatly. Besides it’s great antioxidant properties, blueberries are great for helping with muscle fatigue.
Pineapples should be your best friends. For a bodybuilder who’s looking to gain a ton of muscle, protein will be a necessity. In order to get the most out of your protein intake, digesting protein and fats are essential. Pineapples are great for digesting these nutrients, provide carbs, and are packed with vitamin a, vitamin c, phosphorous, and potassium to aide in strong bone development.
If you’re looking to drop some fat during the summer then you should definitely have some tart cherries in your diet. Besides being pretty damn tasty, this fruit can do a great deal to aide in burning fat as well as promoting lower fat storage within the body.