Guest Post from Women’s Health
Your Secret Power Foods…
For life’s most demanding moments, it’s important to fuel our bodies with the foods that allow us to perform at our best – Women’s Health details which foods to eat for each challenging moment.
The am Job Interview
-Pack breakfast foods that will fight fatigue and make you feel more clever than Tina Fey
Fuel: Yerba Mate (South American tea), pumpkin seeds, dried apricots, plain low-fat yogurt
Killer Combo: Before the powwow, combine 1 cup of yogurt with a ¼ cup of unsalted pumpkin seeds, and a ½ cup of chopped dried apricots
First date with Mr. Could-Be-Right or Right-for-Now
-Nibble nosh on the food that will calm those nerves and give you a fresh, beautiful glow
Fuel: Brown rice, rainbow trout, dark chocolate, Acerola juice
Killer Combo: Scour the menu for grilled or baked fish and a whole-grain side
$1000 Training Session
Get the most out of every pricey minute with foods that power and repair muscle
Fuel: Whey protein, low-fat ricotta cheese, cherries
Killer Combo: After hoisting iron, put a half cup of ricotta cheese in a blender along with a half cup of skim milk, a scoop of whey protein and a handful of pitted cherries and whirl.
The Big Presentation
Down these memory-enhancing, anxiety-busting foods
Fuel: Sage, blueberries, edamame
Killer Combo: To boost your brain power, try this snack: Toss boiled, shelled edamame with dried sage, cayenne, and sea salt.
Feast on libido-boosting foods to set off sparks in the sack
Fuel: coffee, chili peppers, watermelon
Killer Combo: Kick-start your night with a martini made from a half-ounce of fresh lime juice, one ounce of citrus vodka, and one to two ounces of pure watermelon juice. To add a little more heat, cap off dinner with a latte dusted with nutmeg and cayenne.