A huge part of training is diet and nutrition. Having a healthy diet is not only going to important for training but for your overall health as well! Why is eating healthy important for training, you might wonder? Because it is what's ultimately going to be used as ATP (energy). If you don't have a good diet, it's like having a Ferrari without any gas!
A healthy diet should include "Superfoods". Superfoods are very nutrient-potent foods that are considered to be exceptionally beneficial for health and well-being.
Dima Gerasimov, one of Systems Training Center pro MMA fighters, Kickboxing and CrossFit instructors has been kind enough to share some of his favorite foods and recipes with us! To find out more about Dima's training/diet/inspiration for training, follow him on his facebook.
Possessing a natural sweetness, they may be often found in pies and other desserts although they are just as delicious when used in savory dishes. They make great replacement for regular potatoes which tend to have a higher starch content (causing a spike in blood sugar) and less micro nutrients.
Try them mashed, baked, steamed, or even boiled for an excellent and tasty source of energy and nutrients. You can also combine them with a bit of healthy fats such as olive oil or coconut oil which can increase the bodies absorption of beta-carotene.