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7 Foods To Increase Strength & Stamina

Stay On Top Of Your Health During Spring!

Posted by dwayneaustin85 - May 9th, 2018

The modern world exposes us to a fast-paced rush that causes people to switch from one task to another continuously throughout the day. Most people are unable to complete their daily work before the clock strikes five, which means they often have to sit until late at night in order to catch up on their overdue work. Then there is also the fact that we have to keep up with the demands of the modern lifestyle – we have to eat well, sleep well, look after our families and still have enough time to care for ourselves. Unfortunately, all of these stressors of the modern lifestyle can have a significant impact on a person’s life. Stress keeps piling up, sleep becomes something that seems like a luxury and, before you know it, you feel ill, tired, and weak all the time.


With the Spring months coming up, people who experience these symptoms are especially worried. Poor sleep and lots of stress are known to weaken the immune system. Not being able to cook up healthy meals every day causes a person to become deficient of some essential nutrients. Then there is the fact that the cold weather of Spring causes our immune systems to become even weaker, according to a report by Scientific American[1]. While Spring does have its benefits, the modern lifestyle often causes a person to fear the Spring months.


Foods That Boosts Stamina & Strength

Even though Spring adds additional stress on our bodies, mostly by reducing the immune system’s function, there are ways to avoid Spring causing poor levels of stamina, feelings of weakness or from wreaking havoc on your immune system (catching a common cold during Spring further reduces stamina and strength). Let’s take a look at some natural ways to increase stamina and strength by simply including certain types of food in your daily diet.


1. Leafy Green Vegetables

Leafy green vegetables are often considered to be some of the healthiest food choices in existence. These foods are often high in some of the most important nutrients that our bodies require to stay healthy. According to Vegetarian Nutrition[2], leafy greens are also low in fat, but rich in dietary fiber. They also contain many phytochemicals, which are important natural chemicals that have a host of advantages to offer the human body. By consuming more leafy green vegetables, the immune system is supported and many people reporting feeling stronger, healthier and also more energetic. This also leads to higher levels of stamina.



2. Eggs

Eggs are one of the most popular food choices in the entire world. They are usually relatively affordable and contain high amounts of different nutrients that are good for the general wellbeing of our bodies. According to Live Science[3], eggs are an excellent source of choline, vitamin B12, riboflavin and phosphorus. Eggs also contain high-quality protein, which is very important for maintaining optimal levels of stamina, as well as physical strength. This means that the consumption of eggs helps a person maintain higher levels of energy throughout the day, and also contributes to better satiety.



3. Peanut Butter

If you are not one of the 0.6% Americans who are allergic to peanuts[4], then peanut butter is another excellent choice for boosting your stamina and strength. According to Care2[5], peanut butter contains high quality protein, as well as different types of beneficial oils that helps to improve the overall wellbeing of the human body. Protein is important for building lean muscle mass, as well as for optimal physical strength. Additionally, peanut better also helps to improve satiety and may also contribute to better physical performance due to improvements in energy and stamina.



4. Nuts

Apart from peanuts and peanut butter, it is also well-known that other types of nuts are also beneficial for the human body. Many types of nuts can help to reduce cholesterol, improve heart health, contribute to better mental performance and also lead to improvements in stamina levels. Boldsky[6] recommends including more almonds, walnuts, hazelnuts, chestnuts and cashews into your daily diet to experience the stamina and strength-boosting benefits that nuts can offer you.



5. Brown Rice

Rice is a primary source of carbohydrates amongst the diets of many people, but it is important to consider the fact that not all types of rice are as beneficial as a person may think. According to Wellness Mama[7], white rice in particular should rather be avoided since bran is removed during the processing of the rice grains. This might make the rice easier to digest by the body, but has harmful effects on the gastrointestinal tract. For this reason, opt instead for brown rice as a source of carbohydrates, which contains phytic acid and also boosts stamina.



6. Maca Root Powder

Maca root has become quite popular in recent times. The root of the maca plant is processed into a powdery substance, which can be added to foods and healthy juices. Maca powder, according to Dr. Axe[8], helps to boost the immune system, assists with balancing hormone levels, and is beneficial for improving both energy levels and stamina.



7. Fish

Fish is often considered to be the healthiest choice when it comes to picking a type of meat to consume. It is included as a main food source in the Mediterranean diet and is consumed by millions of people. The most popular benefit of fish is usually the fact that the essential amino acids found in this meat has the ability to boost brain function and protect the brain against numerous issues, including Alzheimer’s disease. According to Healthline[9], fish is also high in essential nutrients that the human body requires; thus leading to a healthier body that has more energy and higher levels of stamina.



Conclusion

We are continuously exposed to stress factors in our daily lives, which all contributes to a lower immune system, poor stamina, and often also feelings of weakness. The addition of the cold weather that Spring inflicts on us further contributes to a poor immune system, which puts us at risk of becoming sick.


The effects usually cause reduced strength and stamina. But these foods offer an excellent natural way to increase stamina, strength, and even boost the immune system to avoid illnesses getting in your way of living your life.


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Dwayne Austin is a multi-faceted author, blogger & fitness instructor from Indiana, US. He has been writing blogs on men’s health for Performance Insiders and encourages people to live a healthier lifestyle!

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