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10 Foods That Improve Overall Fitness Results

Lean Beef

Lean beef is a great source of protein. In addition to protein, lean beef has essential nutrients such as iron and zinc. Be sure you choose lean cuts of steak and leaner ground beef options to keep the calorie count down.

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Eggs are a great source of protein and healthy fats. Eggs are also rich in nutrients, such as leucine, that helps build muscle.

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Tofu is a wonderful way to increase protein intake for vegans, vegetarians, and meat eaters alike. Tofu is rich in protein to help build muscle and rich in calcium to promote bone health.


Quinoa is a great source of plant-based proteins because it contains all nine essential amino acids. Quinoa is a great protein option for vegans and vegetarians.

Chicken Breast

Chicken is an excellent source of low-fat protein. Plus, the recipe options are limitless!

Leafy Greens

Dark, leafy greens are a nutrient-packed low-calorie food. Leafy greens are full of fiber which helps you feel full longer, without the added calories. 

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Greek Yogurt

Greek yogurt contains both fast absorbing whey protein and slow absorbing casein protein. Greek yogurt also tends to be higher in protein and lower in sugar than other types of yogurt.

Beef Jerky

Beef jerky is a fantastic snack for those who are always on the go but still want to get enough protein. Just be sure to watch the salt content to avoid unnecessary water retention. Also, check to make sure the jerky isn't packed full of unnecessary sugar, like what can be found in some teriyaki brands.

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Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are a wonderful nutrient-rich carbohydrate. Sweet potatoes are full of fiber, and they contain vitamins A and C--just to name a few of their benefits. Their carbohydrate content makes them a great option for recharging your depleted energy post-workout.


Drinking water helps flush out toxins, reduce excess water retention, and promote healthy cells. If you want to shred to extra pounds and boost your overall health, be sure to consume the recommended daily amount.

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