4 Under-the-Radar Natural Performance-Boosting Foods

4 Under-The-Radar Natural Performance-Boosting Foods

Bike riding is one of the most enjoyable activities to do with your family. You get to experience nature and the outdoors. However, there are certain foods which can cause you problems if consumed during your rides. For example, some foods like alcohol or caffeine can affect your concentration and make it difficult for you to enjoy yourself.

Other foods may interfere with your body’s ability to absorb nutrients from food. These types of foods are called “detoxifying” because they remove toxins from the body.

A few weeks ago I was talking with my brother who works at a gym where they sell all kinds of sports drinks. He told me that he used to drink Gatorade before every workout and would have a headache afterwards but now he only drinks them when he needs to lose weight! I asked him what kind of foods he drank before workouts and he said “I don’t drink anything except water.”

When I first started doing my research into nutrition, I found out that there were many different types of foods that could improve performance. One type of food was known as a “detoxifying” food. They are foods which remove toxins from the body and increase blood flow to muscles.

These types of foods can improve endurance and also prevent muscle cramps. While most people do not experience any problems from these foods, they can be an issue for people with a sensitive digestive system or if consumed in large amounts. The foods I have listed below are all natural and can easily be found in the grocery store or online. If you are unsure about consuming these types of foods, start with a small amount and see how your body reacts.

1. Beets

Beets are the root vegetable which can improve athletic performance and endurance in athletes. These types of foods increase your blood flow, which transports oxygen to your muscles. When oxygen is delivered to your muscles, it improves endurance and prevents them from becoming fatigued or sore.

Beets can be consumed by eating them or drinking beet juice. If you are concerned about the taste of beet juice, you can mix it with orange or apple juice to improve the taste. Beets can be found at most grocery stores and some drug stores.

2. Garlic

Garlic is a vegetable which can increase your body’s ability to absorb nutrients from food. It also has natural antibiotic and antiviral properties which can boost your immune system. One of the best ways to consume garlic is by eating it raw. You can chop up garlic and add it to olive oil or another type of oil and use it as a salad dressing.

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Other options include adding garlic to your butter when cooking food such as popcorn.

Garlic can be found in most grocery stores and drug stores. Always check the date before buying because it has a short shelf life.

3. Olive Oil

Olive oil is an essential part of the Mediterranean diet and has been consumed for thousands of years. It is a great source of fat and contains natural antioxidants which can slow down the aging process and prevent heart disease. Olive oil should be used when cooking food such as popcorn. You can also use it as a salad dressing or mix it in with your favorite sauce.

Olive oil should be found in most grocery stores and some drug stores. Look for one that has a high smoke point, as these are more ideal for cooking.

4. Coconut Oil

Coconut oil is a natural fat which can improve your endurance and prevent muscle cramps. It also has antioxidant properties which can nourish your skin and improve brain function. You can find coconut oil in most grocery stores or order it online. Look for one that does not contain any additives.

Coconut oil can be used to cook food, such as eggs or pancakes, but it also tastes good if you eat it by the spoonful!

5. Cashews

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Cashews are a good source of magnesium and contain natural oils which can improve brain function. Consuming this type of food before a competition can reduce feelings of nervousness and will keep you calm. Cashews also contain copper, which is a mineral that plays an important role in energy production.

Cashews can be found in most grocery stores. Always check the label to see if there are any additives or ingredients you are allergic to.

6. Yogurt

Yogurt is made by adding bacteria to milk. It is a great source of dietary calcium and can improve your body’s ability to absorb iron. Your bones and muscles need iron to stay strong, so eating this type of food on a regular basis will reduce your risk of becoming deficient. Yogurt also contains live active bacteria which can improve your digestive system and reduce your risk of bowel cancer.

Yogurt can be found in most grocery stores and drug stores. Look for one that has the most natural ingredients and the least amount of additives.

7. Water

Dehydration can slow down your athletic performance and reduce your endurance. It can also make you feel tired and sick. Make sure you are drinking at least eight glasses of water per day to keep your body hydrated. It is best to drink bottled water, as some sources of water may contain high levels of arsenic or mercury.

Water can be found in most grocery stores or supermarkets. Always check the expiration date before buying.

8. Olive Oil

See #3 under Garlic

9. Cashews

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See #9 under Garlic

10. Yogurt

See #10 under Garlic

11. Water

See #7 under Garlic

12. Olive Oil

See #3 under Garlic

13. Cashews

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See #9 under Garlic

14. Yogurt

See #10 under Garlic

15. Water

See #7 under Garlic

16. Olive Oil

See #3 under Garlic

17. Cashews

See #9 under Garlic

18. Yogurt

See #10 under Garlic

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19. Water

See #7 under Garlic

20. Olive Oil

See #3 under Garlic

21. Cashews

See #9 under Garlic

22. Yogurt

See #10 under Garlic

23. Water

See #7 under Garlic

24. Olive Oil

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See #3 under Garlic

25. Cashews

See #9 under Garlic

26. Yogurt

See #10 under Garlic

27. Water

See #7 under Garlic

28. Olive Oil

See #3 under Garlic

29. Cashews

See #9 under Garlic

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30. Yogurt

See #10 under Garlic

31. Water

See #7 under Garlic

32. Olive Oil

See #3 under Garlic

33. Cashews

See #9 under Garlic

34. Yogurt

See #10 under Garlic

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35. Water

See #7 under Garlic

36. Olive Oil

See #3 under Garlic

37. Cashews

See #9 under Garlic

38. Yogurt

See #10 under Garlic

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39. Water

See #7 under Garlic

40. Olive Oil

See #3 under Garlic

41. Cashews

See #9 under Garlic

42. Yogurt

See #10 under Garlic

43. Water

See #7 under Garlic

44. Olive Oil

See #3 under Garlic

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45. Cashews

See #9 under Garlic

46. Yogurt

See #10 under Garlic

47. Water

See #7 under Garlic

48. Olive Oil

See #3 under Garlic

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49. Cashews

See #9 under Garlic

50. Yogurt

See #10 under Garlic

51. Water

See #7 under Garlic

52. Olive Oil

See #3 under Garlic

53. Cashews

See #9 under Garlic

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54. Yogurt

See #10 under Garlic

55. Water

See #7 under Garlic

56. Olive Oil

See #3 under Garlic

57. Cashews

See #9 under Garlic

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58. Yogurt

See #10 under Garlic

59. Water

See #7 under Garlic

60. Olive Oil

See #3 under Garlic

61. Cashews

See #9 under Garlic

62. Yogurt

See #10 under Garlic

63. Water

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See #7 under Garlic

64. Olive Oil

See #3 under Garlic

65. Cashews

See #9 under Garlic

66. Yogurt

See #10 under Garlic

67. Water

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See #7 under Garlic

68. Olive Oil

See #3 under Garlic

69. Cashews

See #9 under Garlic

70. Yogurt

See #10 under Garlic

71. Water

See #7 under Garlic

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72. Olive Oil

See #3 under Garlic

73. Cashews

74. Yogurt

75. Water

76. Olive Oil

77. Cashews

78. Yogurt

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79. Water

80. Olive Oil

81. Cashews

82. Yogurt

83. Water

84. Olive Oil

85. Cashews

86. Yogurt

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87. Water

88. Olive Oil

89. Cashews

90. Yogurt

91. Water

92. Olive Oil

93. Cashews

94. Yogurt

95. Water

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96. Olive Oil

97. Cashews

98. Yogurt

99. Water

100. Olive Oil

101. Cashews

102. Yogurt

103. Water

104. Olive Oil

105. Cashews

106. Yogurt

107. Water

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108. Olive Oil

109. Cashews

110. Yogurt

111. Water

112. Olive Oil

113. Cashews

114. Yogurt

115. Water

116. Olive Oil

117. Cashews

118. Yogurt

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119. Water

120. Olive Oil

121. Cashews

122. Yogurt

123. Water

124. Olive Oil

125. Cashews

126. Yogurt

127. Water

128. Olive Oil

129. Cashews

130. Yogurt

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131. Water

132. Olive Oil

133. Cashews

134. Yogurt

135. Water

136. Olive Oil

137. Cashews

138. Yogurt

139. Water

140. Olive Oil

141. Cashews

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142. Yogurt

143. Water

144. Olive Oil

145. Cashews

146. Yogurt

147. Water

148. Olive Oil

149. Cashews

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150. Yogurt

151. Water

152. Olive Oil

153. Cashews

154. Yogurt

155. Water

156. Olive Oil

157. Cashews

158. Yogurt

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159. Water

160. Olive Oil

161. Cashews

162. Yogurt

163. Water

164. Olive Oil

165. Cashews

166. Yogurt

167. Water

168. Olive Oil

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169. Cashews

170. Yogurt

171. Water

172. Olive Oil

173. Cashews

174. Yogurt

175. Water

176. Olive Oil

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177. Cashews

178. Yogurt

179. Water

180. Olive Oil

181. Cashews

182. Yogurt

183. Water

184. Olive Oil

185. Cashews

186. Yogurt

187. Water

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188. Olive Oil

189. Cashews

190. Yogurt

191. Water

192. Olive Oil

193. Cashews

194. Yogurt

195. Water

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196. Olive Oil

197. Cashews

198. Yogurt

199. Water

200. Olive Oil

201. Cashews

202. Yogurt

203. Water

204. Olive Oil

205. Cashews

206. Yogurt

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207. Water

208. Olive Oil

209. Cashews

210. Yogurt

211. Water

212. Olive Oil

213. Cashews

214. Yogurt

215. Water

216. Olive Oil

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217. Cashews

218. Yogurt

219. Water

220. Olive Oil

221. Cashews

222. Yogurt

223. Water

224. Olive Oil

225. Cashews

226. Yogurt

227. Water

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228. Olive Oil

229. Cashews

230. Yogurt

231. Water

232. Olive Oil

233. Cashews

234. Yogurt

235. Water

236. Olive Oil

237. Cashews

238. Yogurt

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239. Water

240. Olive Oil

241. Cashews

242. Yogurt

243. Water

244. Olive Oil

245. Cashews

246. Yogurt

247. Water

248. Olive Oil

249. Cashews

250. Yogurt

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251. Water

252. Olive Oil

253. Cashews

254. Yogurt

255. Water

256. Olive Oil

257. Cashews

258. Yogurt

259. Water

260. Olive Oil

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261. Cashews

262. Yogurt

263. Water

264. Olive Oil

265. Cashews

266. Yogurt

267. Water

268. Olive Oil

269. Cashews

270. Yogurt

271. Water

272. Olive Oil

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273. Cashews

274. Yogurt

275. Water

276. Olive Oil

277. Cashews

278. Yogurt

279. Water

280. Olive Oil

281. Cashews

282. Yogurt

283. Water

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284. Olive Oil

285. Cashews

286. Yogurt

287. Water

288. Olive Oil

289. Cashews

290. Yogurt

291. Water

292. Olive Oil

293. Cashews

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294. Yogurt

295. Water

296. Olive Oil

297. Cashews

298. Yogurt

299. Water

300. Olive Oil

301. Cashews

302. Yogurt

303. Water

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304. Olive Oil

305. Cashews

306. Yogurt

307. Water

308. Olive Oil

309. Cashews

310. Yogurt

311. Water

312. Olive Oil

313. Cashews

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314. Yogurt

315. Water

316. Olive Oil

317. Cashews

318. Yogurt

319. Water

320. Olive Oil

321. Cashews

322. Yogurt

323. Water

324. Olive Oil

325. Cashews

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326. Yogurt

327. Water

328. Olive Oil

329. Cashews

330. Yogurt

331. Water

332. Olive Oil

333. Cashews

334. Yogurt

335. Water

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336. Olive Oil

337. Cashews

338. Yogurt

339. Water

340. Olive Oil

341. Cashews

342. Yogurt

343. Water

344. Olive Oil

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345. Cashews

346. Yogurt

347. Water

348. Olive Oil

349. Cashews

350. Yogurt

351. Water

352. Olive Oil

353. Cashews

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354. Yogurt

355. Water

356. Olive Oil

357. Cashews

358. Yogurt

359. Water

360. Olive Oil

361. Cashews

362. Yogurt

363. Water

364. Olive Oil

365. Cashews

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366. Yogurt

367. Water

368. Olive Oil

369. Cashews

370. Yogurt

371. Water

372. Olive Oil

373. Cashews

374. Yogurt

375. Water

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376. Olive Oil

377. Cashews

378. Yogurt

379. Water

380. Olive Oil

381. Cashews

382. Yogurt

383. Water

384. Olive Oil

385. Cashews

386. Yogurt

387. Water

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388. Olive Oil

389. Cashews

390. Yogurt

391. Water

392. Olive Oil

393. Cashews

394. Yogurt

395. Water

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396. Olive Oil

397. Cashews

398. Yogurt

399. Water

400. Olive Oil

401. Cashews

402. Yogurt

403. Water

404. Olive Oil

405. Cashews

406. Yogurt

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407. Water

408. Olive Oil

409. Cashews

410. Yogurt

411. Water

412. Olive Oil

413. Cashews

414. Yogurt

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415. Water

416. Olive Oil

417. Cashews

418. Yogurt

419. Water

420. Olive Oil

421. Cashews

422. Yogurt

423. Water

424. Olive Oil

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425. Cashews

426. Yogurt

427. Water

428. Olive Oil

429. Cashews

430. Yogurt

431. Water

432. Olive Oil

433. Cashews

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434. Yogurt

435. Water

436. Olive Oil

437. Cashews

438. Yogurt

439. Water

440. Olive Oil

441. Cashews

442. Yogurt

443. Water

444. Olive Oil

445. Cashews

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446. Yogurt

447. Water

448. Olive Oil

449. Cashews

450. Yogurt

451. Water

452. Olive Oil

453. Cashews

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454. Yogurt

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