Tips for Athletes: Keys To a Heart-Healthy Diet

Here at Sunrise Supplements, we believe that athletes of all levels have the ability to achieve their optimal levels of wellness and self-care. As human beings with complex lives and bodies to manage, we often get bogged down into an unhealthy pattern. Whether you’re an older athlete wanting to fortify your intake or a younger athlete wanting to fuel up for a hard day on the court, a well planned routine goes a long way to getting you to where you want to be.

Our goal is to provide you with clean nutrition and valuable information that you need in order to live your life, your way. In our previous blog, we discussed our 4 excellent plant-based sources that make up Sunrise products – keep reading as we talk about some heart-healthy foods to properly prepare for your workout or competition.

Heart-Healthy Fruits & Veggies

Many athletes will tell you that the foundation of a heart-healthy diet is the intake of fruits and vegetables of all kinds. You don’t have to be a vegetarian to really take control of what you’re putting in your body while enjoying the array of great flavors available in the fruit and veggie kingdom. But, which ones are specifically beneficial for those concerned with heart health? Here are just a few:

Garlic, Asparagus, Broccoli, Carrots, Almonds, Blueberries, Avocados, Bananas, Walnuts, Pomegranate, Bell Peppers, Kale, Ginger, Red Cabbage

Heart-Healthy Meats

As an athlete, being conscious of the foods you ingest doesn’t have to be contained to the times immediately before or after physical exercise. Every meal of the day, from breakfast to dinner, can be tailored to your specific goals. Generally, the leaner the meat the healthier it is for your body and heart. Also, be sure to stay away from processed meats because they contain high sodium. A well-balanced diet is key for athletes of any age, so here are just a few of the heart-healthy meats to incorporate into your daily routine:

Turkey (Skinless, Boneless), Chicken (Skinless, Boneless), Salmon, Beef (lean cuts), Trout, Pork Tenderloin (trimmed of fat), Tuna

Sunrise Supplements: Hemp & Plant-Based Health

Why not add some natural, hemp-infused goodness to the above-mentioned foods? Our chocolate and vanilla chai plant-based powder is designed for you in mind, giving you the potential to start living a healthy life through functional nutrition. Our delicious, healthy, vegan supplements are made with naturally clean and vegan ingredients. They contain pea, hemp extract, pumpkin seed protein, and watermelon seed protein so that you’re getting a natural blend of beneficial ingredients in every serving.

Always consult a physician before making any changes to your health or fitness routine.

Unsure of what to do, or how to incorporate Sunrise Supplements into your regimen? Please enjoy a FREE download of our Cookbook — featuring many easy and delicious vegan recipes for protein shakes, smoothie bowls, and functional foods. This collection contains step-by-step instructions on how to make healthy and tasty meals/snacks to help you live a healthy, whole, and real lifestyle.