Now that swimsuit season is here; it’s important now more than ever to watch what you are eating. The great thing about summer is that with so many fresh fruits and veggies available, there’s no shortage of yummy (and healthy things to eat. To help you spruce up your daily protein shake, we have a few fun additives for you to try.
Avocados are rich in fat but healthy fat. In addition to munching on guacamole or sliced avocado this summer, try adding some to your protein shake as well. Avocado is rich in omega-3 fatty acids (something our body doesn’t naturally make) and a host of other minerals. Mix it in with some chocolate protein powder and water, and it will add a creamy texture to your shake that will keep you wanting to come back for more.
The great thing about bananas is that they can make virtually any protein powder taste sweeter and less chalky. Plus, they contain a lot of potassium in them which everyone needs. But did you know that bananas are practically a fantasy for every bodybuilder’s diet? Containing an enzyme called bromelain, bananas are known to boost testosterone, which can help with muscle growth and energy to help you get through your workout.
Cantaloupe isn’t just easy to eat when you’re at a picnic, but it’s a fun thing to add to some vanilla or strawberry flavored protein powder. Because cantaloupe doesn’t contain a lot of fructose like other fruits, it’s easier to digest which makes it perfect for muscle growth and development. Plus, because it’s in season, it’s easy to find at an affordable price which is always a plus!
If you are sick of drinking the same tasting protein shakes every day, summer is the perfect time to try some new things. Plus, feeding your body extra vitamins never hurt either. If you want to learn more about how you can build a stronger, leaner body with the help of surgery, contact Dr. Silverman at either our Brighton or Newton offices at (617) 965-9500.