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This diet can improve your exercise ability in a matter of days

We know that a balanced diet and exercise go hand in hand, but we get an insight into just how they are related in a new study. The report, published in Journal of the American Nutrition College found that people who ate a Mediterranean diet for just four days were 6 percent faster during a routine exercise than those who ate a Western diet during the same period. The Mediterranean diet, named the healthiest diet in 2019, focuses on whole, unprocessed foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats and less red meat. It is an anti-inflammatory diet and has been known to improve heart health and the symptoms of autoimmune disease. Knowing these benefits, researchers at Saint Louis University wanted to know how it could improve the exercise surface compared to a Western diet, consisting of fewer fruits and vegetables, more trans and saturated fat, refined sugar and processed foods. Participants conducted two 5K runs on separate occasions, one after four days on the Mediterranean diet and the other four days after eating a Western diet. They found that the people who ate a Mediterranean diet completed 5K 6 percent faster than those on a Western diet, pointing to the diet's beneficial effect on performance in endurance exercises like running. "Many individual nutrients in the Mediterranean diet improve exercise performance immediately or within a few days. Therefore, it is meaningful that a whole diet pattern containing these nutrients will also rapidly improve performance," says Edward Weiss, PhD student,…

We know that a balanced diet and exercise go hand in hand, but we get an insight into just how they are related in a new study.

The report, published in Journal of the American Nutrition College found that people who ate a Mediterranean diet for just four days were 6 percent faster during a routine exercise than those who ate a Western diet during the same period.

The Mediterranean diet, named the healthiest diet in 2019, focuses on whole, unprocessed foods such as fruits, vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats and less red meat. It is an anti-inflammatory diet and has been known to improve heart health and the symptoms of autoimmune disease.

Knowing these benefits, researchers at Saint Louis University wanted to know how it could improve the exercise surface compared to a Western diet, consisting of fewer fruits and vegetables, more trans and saturated fat, refined sugar and processed foods.

Participants conducted two 5K runs on separate occasions, one after four days on the Mediterranean diet and the other four days after eating a Western diet. They found that the people who ate a Mediterranean diet completed 5K 6 percent faster than those on a Western diet, pointing to the diet’s beneficial effect on performance in endurance exercises like running.

“Many individual nutrients in the Mediterranean diet improve exercise performance immediately or within a few days. Therefore, it is meaningful that a whole diet pattern containing these nutrients will also rapidly improve performance,” says Edward Weiss, PhD student, senior researcher and nutritionist and dietician at SLU in one. statement.

The study showed that the performance benefits of the Mediterranean diet disappeared immediately when people returned to Western diets, so it may be optimal to stay on the Mediterranean diet for more than four days for consistent improvements.

If you want to get started, you want to start to familiarize yourself with the best foods to focus on. This includes vegetables such as spinach, mushrooms and sweet potatoes and fruits such as grapes, pomegranates, apricots, etc. We love that the Mediterranean diet emphasizes that we incorporate more nutritious foods into your diet instead of limiting large food group is and seven days Mediterranean diet meal plan is a great place to start. It includes delicious meals such as mushroom and broccoli egg muffins, tuna salad and arugula, and shrimp and broccoli fries.

At the top of the Mediterranean diet’s long list of benefits, you can add greater endurance to the list. We hope that you enjoy good food and notice an extra pep in your step the next time you are on the go.

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