the crossfit open 2019 athletes

7 Nutrition Tips to Avoid Illness Before and During The CrossFit® Open

The last thing you want when The CrossFit Open starts is to be unwell. Use these 7 tips to stay on top form and avoid illness during this important time.

3. BROCCOLI AND CRUCIFEROUS VEGETABLES

Also rich in Vitamin C, broccoli has properties that kill free radicals. Now, free isn’t always good. Free radicals are stuff that the body creates when there’s stress, or after intense physical activity. These come in the way of the body’s healing process, so what broccoli does is fight the bad guys.

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At least one serving of broccoli, cauliflower, brussels sprouts, kale or cabbage should be on your plate or in your smoothie daily. Containing high levels of fibre, folate, b-vitamins, vitamin C and compounds to help remove toxins, cruciferous veggies regularly top the lists of the healthiest foods in the world. We know that the intense nature of CrossFit can lead to increased inflammation in the body. We also know that green veg can lower inflammation levels and reduce oxidative stress, allowing you to keep coming back for more!

How to use – 

  • Soups are a great way to get different veg into your nutrition plan. Curried cauliflower, green thai chicken and broccoli or pesto supergreen soup are some great options
  • Adding greens into smoothies is also recommended. Blending kale and broccoli into a smoothie containing almond butter, chocolate protein, cacao powder, almond milk and avocado will provide a huge dose of nutrients to supercharge your CrossFit performance.
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