It is essential to intake nutrients and proteins in our diet, not just for the growth and maintenance of our body, but also to protect our organism and to reduce the risk of diseases. It is even more critical in fitness and sport to ensure the correct amount of nutrients according to the sport of specific fitness activity that we do. The following non-wheat meal recipes include a range of nutrients, being the most of the natural ingredients.
- Cauliflower crust pizza. This vegetable is rich in phytonutrients and glucosinolates. These components help in supporting our body systems: cardiovascular, digestive, immune, inflammatory and detoxification system.
- Diet salad with tomatoes and greens. A salad with healthy ingredients such as arugula which is well-known for lowering blood pressure, slows down the progression of cancer, provides oxygen to the muscles while exercising. Spinach is rich in magnesium (improves metabolism) and iron (ensures that the body uses energy efficiently).
- Dietetic soup with salmon and coconut milk. Salmon is an enormous source of protein that is needed to build muscle. The coconut milk not only gives the soup a frothy texture but contains fibre, antioxidants, vitamins and minerals. These two ingredients are unbelievably compatible!
- Healthy diet socca pancake. This is a recipe that substitutes wheat flour with garbanzo bean flour which is way healthier and suitable for people with Celiac disease and type 2 diabetics. Using this type of flour instead of wheat is better for your bones, blood pressure, digestion and weight.
What non-wheat foods are good sources of vitamins and minerals? Four recipes.
Conclusion: Four delicious and nutritive meals that contain vitamins and minerals.
Vegetables and fish contain a vast range of vitamins, antioxidants and minerals which are necessary to maintain our health, but also to help our body to fully recover after intense physical activity (fitness, sports).
Spinach contains protein, vitamins, antioxidants and minerals. It improves the level of glucose in blood while lowers the risk of cancer. Spinach contains chlorophyll (like green vegetables) and this substance blocks carcinogenic effects. Beta-carotene contributes to reducing asthma.
Potassium decreases high blood pressure. Vitamin K protects our bones and teeth. Thanks to its high content of fibre, spinach helps to prevent constipation, and the significant amounts of vitamin A preserve the skin and hair, as well as vitamin C (which is essential for maintenance of collagen).
Two recipes contain fish – salmon and tuna. Both are an excellent natural source of omega three fatty acids (the brain food). Our body cannot synthesise this nutrient, so we must get it from the diet. Also, salmon contains protein, vitamins and minerals such as potassium, selenium and vitamin B 12.
Tuna, on the other hand, helps to reduce cardiovascular problems, lower blood pressure and cholesterol. It also boosts the immune system while increasing energy, the red blood cells, preventing cancer and protecting against kidney diseases.