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on Aug 14, 2015 in Food
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Being a vegetarian is struggling at first but if we master it, no meat can tempt us. There are a lot of vegetarians here in Singapore. We need to respect their food choices especially if they want to be healthy. Kudos to them! The least thing that they can do is share how it changed their lives.
However, there are Singaporeans who do not consider healthy eating or healthy food choices. The good news though is that the government is encouraging everybody to exercise (with their programs or subsidies). We just need to accept the offer and do our best to improve our lifestyle.
If in this case we want to start living healthy by eating the right kind of foods, we have to start with vegetables. Vegetables are not at all bad. In fact, with little creativity, vegetables can be more delectable than meat. If we want to build muscle and tone up, we have to eat protein packed meals before our workout.
Here are some foods veggies can indulge in before and after workout:
- Quinoa meal: Quinoa is commended for its nutritional content. It is contains lots of protein that can encourage growth and repair. We can mix 1 cup of Quinoa with 2 cups of water. After boiling, we leave it to simmer and add vegetables (like tomatoes, kale, broccoli and peppers). If we want to get more protein, we can add chucks of baked tofu. That’ll give us all the energy for our workouts.
- Bulgur salad: Bulgur is not that popular but its nutritional content should not be ignored. Bulgur is an excellent source of protein at only 112 calories/cup. Like Quinoa, it is easy to prepare too! Again, if we want, we can add chucks of baked tofu. We can also add avocado. Avocados are excellent source of electrolytes that can improve muscle function.
- Sweet potatoes and black beans: Sweet potatoes contain the vitamins we need which can improve metabolism and mineral absorption. We only need to bake our potato for at least thirty to forty five minutes at 200°C. When it is ready, we can add black beans as it is an excellent source of protein too!
- Spinach omelettes: When we hear spinach, we think of Popeye and his muscles. There is some truth to Popeye’s muscles whenever he eats spinach. After workout, we need to consume at least twenty grams of protein for recovery and growth. Spinach can help us.
Preparing these foods is easy if we put our hearts into it. All tasks are difficult but with the right attitude, we will live healthy and longer. For more recipes, we can search further or simply ask our dieticians or nutritionists directly.