Top foods to boost athletic performance

It’s official. The pom-poms are coming out of retirement. We had our first rehearsal this week and it was great seeing the old gang. Join me at the 2012 Toronto Argonauts Alumni Cheerleaders’ Half-Time Performance on October 14, 2012.Here are my top foods/supplements to boost athletic performance (and cheer the Argos to a win)

OMEGA 3
Great for recovery and decreases inflammation

DATES
Dates are “nature’s candy”.  They’re rich in iron, contain calcium, iron, magnesium, B6 and they’re easily digestible

B VITAMINS
I use a Vitamin B Complex – to get the most benefits from any of the B’s, you need all of them

BLUEBERRIES
Blueberries make for a delicious snack and I eat them by the handful. They’re full of antioxidants and contain nutrients to help maintain good eyesight

GREEN SMOOTHIE
Full of delicious green foods including avocado, dates, spinach, kale, water, spirulina, chlorella, and coconut oil

COCONUT OIL
A healthy saturated fat that is a good source of energy. Look for organic, unrefined coconut oil.