My Freakishly Limited Diet Part 2

All of what I eat is healthy, gluten free, and easy to fix.  I will start with the foods and drinks I consume regularly, and then I will go into some specific nutritional benefits from certain foods and drinks on my list.  

Foods I Eat Regularly

  • Raw Quaker Oats with Raw Honey
  • Organic Jasmine Rice
  • Sweet Potatoes
  • Himalania Dark Chocolate Hemp Seeds
  • Cinnamon Chex (I eat a ridiculous amount of this cereal)
  • Baked Apples
  • Chia Seeds
  • Gluten Free Pretzels
  • Cheese (very limited)
  • Grilled Chicken (once or twice a week)
  • Cape Cod Chips Original
  • Homemade Vanilla or Dutch Chocolate Blue Bell Ice Cream

Drinks

  • Coffee (every morning)
  • Crystal Lite (the worst thing I put in my body)
  • Essentia Water (ionized alkaline water)
  • Chocolate Milk

Quick Science Facts

  • Chromium assists the body in processing carbohydrates.
  • Magnesium improves oxygen delivery which is essential in aerobic activities.
  • Potassium maintains fluid and electrolyte levels in the body.
  • Iron deficiency is common in runners and causes fatigue and reduced performance.

Nutrient Packed Foods

  • 2tbsp. of  Himalania Dark Cholcolate Hemp seeds has. 5g Omega 3, 1.5g Omega 6, 8% iron, 15% copper, and 15% magnesium.
  • Chia Seeds have omega 3’s, potassium, iron, calcium, and magnesium.
  • 1/2 c. of dry Gluten Free Quaker Oats has 10% magnesium, 8% iron, 4% potassium, and 5g of protein.
  • Most cereal is packed full of vitamins and minerals.
  • Chocolate milk is great to drink after a hard run or race.  It has the right amount of protien and carbs to help with recovery.
  • Not only does coffee help me wake up in the morning, it opens up the airways.  (If I feel an asthma attack coming on I get my rescue inhaler first, then I make myself a cup of coffee.)
  • One cup of sweet potatoes has 12% potassium and 8% magnesium.

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