Thirsty? Skinny Summer Beverages that are Good for You

woman drinking watermelon drinkWhether you’re enjoying an outdoor event, working hard in the yard or having supper on the deck, you can quench your thirst this summer (and still eat healthy) with these cool beverages.

When the weather warms up and you’re active out in the heat, you need to stay hydrated. While there’s nothing wrong with plain ol’ water, we have a few suggestions to help you bring a little more taste to your glass. Consider these alternatives for your cocktail, mocktail, juice or tea. EAT HEALTHY in The XSport Life – Recipes Here

High-Protein, Veggie-Based Meals You’ll Love

Chickpea Salad with Grapes and NutsIf you’ve ever thought of going meatless—whether it’s just to eat healthy on Mondays, for a short-term cleanse or for a lifestyle change—here are some veggie-based meals you’ll love.

No worries about getting your protein. With so many alternatives to meat available, from eggs and dairy, to beans and tofu, you can satisfy both your nutritional requirements and your hunger for tasty foods with vegetarian dishes like these. The recipes are delicious, and you won’t need to resort to imitation meat products, either. EAT HEALTHY in The XSport Life – Recipe Here

Eat to Endure: Food Choices for Runners and Racers

Foods for runners - chicken with quinoaThe summertime race season is here, and those fond of training outside are gearing up for a fun and sunny season on the run. But you need to eat healthy to go the distance!

Shorter workouts:

Maybe you’re only in it for the short burn—if you’re exercising for an hour or less at average intensity, you don’t need to do too much in the way of dietary accommodations. Just the usual: plenty of water, and the right mix of nutrients to support your fitness goals.

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Are You Eating Your Greens? You Should Be!

Green SaladGreens are high on the list of nature’s most beneficial foods, offering a great nutrition source per calorie. That’s why one of easiest ways to eat healthy is to eat your greens!

Stick with the Leaves

Green plants have long been recognized by food and nutrition researchers for bringing plenty of health benefits—and with very little caloric impact. That’s why extra veggies are a favorite go-to for lean athletes and fitness buffs alike. Some dietary experts recommend seven to nine cups of produce per day, with three of them coming from leafy greens. EAT HEALTHY in The XSport Life – How tos Here

Big Breakfasts, Big Benefits

Breakfast egg wrapNew studies confirm that to eat healthy, breakfast really can be the most important meal of the day. Researchers from a 2017 cohort study of more than 50,000 healthy adults found evidence that a lower body mass index (BMI) is associated with not only eating breakfast, but making it the biggest meal of the day.

Other research claims include that breakfast eaters versus breakfast skippers may lose weight easier, and that when your breakfast is nutritious, and followed by a relatively smaller lunch and dinner, you may ward off extra body fat in the long term. EAT HEALTHY in The XSport Life – Recipe here