Before you start reaching for a pill bottle to improve your health, look to your fridge (provided that your fridge is stocked with healthy items). Check out these diet hacks to keep you at optimum performance.
ACHIEVE YOUR FITNESS GOALS WITH THESE 6 DIET HACKS
1. MIX CINNAMON INTO YOUR MORNING COFFEE
Cinnamon is a great way to add some flavour to your coffee without having to add sugar. It helps fight diabetes by improving the blood glucose levels in your body. Cinnamon also packs a healthy dose of antioxidants that help fight disease and keep your immune system healthy.
2. EAT CARROTS TO REDUCE RISK OF PROSTATE CANCER
Studies have shown that eating moderate amounts of carrots each day drastically reduces your chance of developing prostate cancer. And I’m not saying you need to eat a kilo per day. Even 100 grams of raw carrots is enough to cut the risk by 50%.
3. EAT BROCCOLI TO GROW MUSCLE
You know that thing called myostatin (GDF-8) we hate so much? That pain in the ass protein that stops us from growing more muscle? Well, broccoli helps to block it from functioning thereby aiding in more muscle growth. Also, broccoli contains small amounts of dietary protein which, as you know, also helps to build muscle.
4. DROP RICE CALORIES WITH COCONUT OIL
The next time you cook your rice, add some coconut oil to the water. Then, cool the rice for 12 hours before eating it. Yes, this process takes patience and planning, but it’s worth the wait. This process turns the carbohydrates in the rice into “resistant starch”, and like fibre, will not be digested by your body. This could result in up to half of the calories being converted.
5. ADD CURCUMIN (TURMERIC) TO YOUR MEALS
This is the mega spice that adds flavour and health benefits to your life. Curcumin helps your body absorb the protein you consume which results in more lean muscle mass. It also has estrogen blocking properties as well as cancer-fighting abilities.
6. USE HUMMUS TO REPLACE CREAM IN TOMATO SAUCE
Usually, most creams in sauces are loaded with unhealthy fat and unwanted inches on your waistline. Hummus can be made in minutes and provides you with virtually no unhealthy fat and is loaded with healthy carbs, fibre and protein. When blended up, it has the same texture as sauces and packs just as much flavour.
These small but effective diet hacks will have a big impact on your overall health while helping you attack your new fitness program. And that’s how it should be. Start with small changes on the path to a new you.