1. Coconut Oil
Adding coconut oil into your daily nutrition is a great idea for all Crossfitters. The benefits of coconut oil include:
  • Increased energy
  • Improved fat burning
  • Lowering oxidative stress
  • Improved cognitive function
  • Lowering inflammation
  • Improved digestion
Additionally, coconut oil should be a daily part of your diet if you are vegan, train early in the morning or are on a low carbohydrate diet. A major part of coconut oil is made up from saturated fats called medium chain triglycerides (MCT’s). These are metabolised differently than other saturated fats and are subsequently used more rapidly as an energy source. Try using coconut in the following ways:
  • Blend with coffee or matcha green tea for a pre-workout drink
  • Use it to cook with – stir frys, roasting, sautéing
  • Substitute for other ingredients in baked goods
2. Bio Protein
Ideal post WOD fuel. Replenish your body and muscles and maximise recovery. Perfect for breakfast as well as it will:
  • Boost neurotransmitter production – boosts memory, attention and drive for the day ahead
  • Satiates hunger – it is linked with eating less throughout the day
  • Stabilises energy levels – no mid morning energy dips
  • Provides amino acids to build muscle
3. Nuts and Berries
Berries can be eaten anytime but may be of particular use when you are in an intense training cycle and need all the support you can get. Nuts are packed with essential fats and nutrients, and are perfect as a snack. Berries are packed with:
  • Anthocyanins
  • High on fibre
  • Polyphenols
  • Vitamins
Nuts and berries are a great addition to any diet
4. Protein Porridge
This conveniently contains everything you need for a perfect start to the morning. Add nuts and berries, or fruit and chia, for a meal that will set you up properly for the rest of the day.
5. Chia Seeds
This foodspring superfood is easy to throw into a smoothie, a fruit salad or on top of your morning yoghurt, and its health benefits are wide ranging. Chia will provide you with:
  • Enhanced concentration
  • A good source of protein
  • Anti-oxygens prevent inflammation and muscle soreness

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