Use These Supplements To Help You Achieve Your Fitness Goals

As we all know, fitness is a holistic endeavor. No matter what your fitness goals are, striving to achieve them through training and the right nutrition will get you there.

Although achieving your fitness goals usually paints a picture of regular training, rigorous workouts, incorporating a variety of exercises to get you in your best shape, you’d be remiss to not factor in that nutrition plays a large role in getting you to the level of physical performance and aesthetic you want to achieve, as well as priming your body to handle to the strain that comes from exercise. 

As the saying goes, ‘abs are made in the kitchen’. And while fitness is so much more than defined muscles, what you cook and as a result what you put in your body, will make you break how fit you are and how well you maintain it. 

Pair these supplements with a diet that consists mainly of fresh whole foods, and feel your body get and stay strong as you work to achieving your fitness goals.

Turmeric

Turmeric

Turmeric, an ancient golden root hailed for its potent anti-inflammatory properties can be especially beneficial for looking to supercharge their fitness levels. Taking turmeric in accordance to your fitness goals can help speed up recovery by lowering inflammation from tired muscles as well as give a much-needed boost in antioxidants and counter free-radicals naturally produced during exercising. 

Curcumin, one of the unique antioxidants found in Turmeric, has the unique ability to help prevent exercise-induced asthma and promote overall healthier lunch function, which is essential when taking your fitness to the next level. 

Incorporate Turmeric into your fitness routine by taking it before and after exercise, daily, to reap its benefits.

Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha is an ancient adaptogenic root that is most commonly known to help the body physically and mentally cope with stress. This ancient root, popular in Ayurveda medicine, has only just recently been appreciated by other cultures. Amidst this hectic modern world, a plant that helps us bring our sense of inner calm, focus and balance is much-welcomed. 

Where fitness is concerned, Ashwagandha has shown to increase aerobic capacity, speed up muscle recovery, and boost endurance. This comes as no surprise as Ashwagandha has a myriad of health benefits associated with this adaptogen. Because it helps our body adapt and recover from stress, this links the ancient root to faster recovery, better focus, a stronger heart, stronger muscles, and cortisol balance. 

To incorporate this supplement as part of a fitness regimen, aim to take it daily before your meals. Although the benefits of Ashwagandha are said to be felt immediately, taking it consistently and regularly can prove to be an excellent addition to achieving your fitness goals.

Cinnamon

Cinnamon

Cinnamon may be the antioxidant rich spice you need to increase your physical performance and keep cravings for sugar at bay after your body naturally looks for a quick source of fuel after exercise. 

Cinnamon is beloved in the health world thanks to its ability to make our body more sensitive to insulin, which is taken up through our muscles. Insulin is the hormone responsible for glucose metabolism. The more efficiently our muscles take in glucose, the better your energy production. 

This is where cinnamon, an insulin-sensitizing spice, can help increase your physical performance. By taking this spice shortly before a meal, especially on days you plan to do strenuous exercise, you can expect more efficient sugar metabolism and potentially more energy to help you perform better, faster, stronger, and for a longer period of time. 

Another benefit that comes with cinnamons insulin-sensitizing effects is that since your body is more sensitive to take up glucose as fuel, you have less free floating insulin in your bloodstream. As we know, excess insulin is one factor that causes sugar cravings. It puts our body in a cycle of sugar consumption, insulin spikes and drops, thus sending out signals to our body for more sugar. Not only does excess insulin get stored into our cells as fat and hamper our fitness goals, it also can accumulate and make our body insulin-resistant, which can cause further health problems down the line such as diabetes. 

By being able to take in insulin more efficiently with the help of cinnamon, you’re less likely to crave unhealthy and sugary foods that could hamper your physical performance, promote less fat storage in your body from excess insulin, and make it that much easier to fight unhealthy cravings and refuel your body instead with the right foods.

Fitness is a lifestyle that consists of regular exercise and the right nutrition. Cover your nutritional needs with Turmeric, Ashwagandha, and Cinnamon to help fuel your body with all the right nutrients it needs to keep up with your fitness goals.

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