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Vitamins & Wellbeing

If you are serious about weight training, you know how important good nutrition and plenty of rest is. Next to an optimal balance of protein, carbohydrates and fats, getting your vitamins and minerals is equally as important. Read more

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If you are seriously engaged in strength training, you know how important good nutrition and sufficient rest is. In addition to an optimal ratio of proteins, carbohydrates and fats, the intake of vitamins and minerals is just as important. Many of these substances are ingested when you eat healthy foods. If you do not eat enough healthy food or are often tired, for example, additional vitamins, minerals or a multivitamin can be a good choice. It may just happen that you are, for example, deficient in magnesium, zinc or vitamin B. If you are wondering about the symptoms of a magnesium deficiency, what magnesium is good for and what the side effects of magnesium are, we recommend you read this blog.

Vitamins

You get many of the vitamins you need every day through your normal diet, provided you try to maintain a healthy lifestyle. If you do strength sports, certain vitamins are extra important. For example, the B Vitamins contribute to a healthy nervous system and energy metabolism. It also contributes to a better processing of proteins. XXL Nutrition has a broad range of separate vitamins, but also a well-balanced multivitamin. Curious about the functions of the most important vitamins for strength training? Then read this blog.

Minerals

One of the most discussed minerals for strength athletes is magnesium. Magnesium is found in food sources such as cereals, nuts and cocoa. If you have a normal, healthy diet, you will get enough magnesium, but if you do a lot of strength sports, your magnesium requirement can increase enormously, which means that you run the risk of a magnesium deficiency. In addition to magnesium, XXL Nutrition offers a wide range of minerals such as calcium, potassium, zinc and carefully compiled blends of these minerals.

What types of fats are there?

In general, the view prevails that fats are unhealthy. But it is important to realize that not all fats are equal and they even play an essential role in your body. Saturated fats are common in animal products such as meat and dairy but also as an unhealthy form in processed products such as cakes, pastries and snacks. Unsaturated fats are both mono- and polyunsaturated and have the characteristic that they are good for cholesterol levels. These fats are common in products such as fish, seeds and nuts. For a healthy lifestyle, it is important to eat predominantly unsaturated fats with a smaller proportion of saturated fats. 

What are examples of food fats?

Fats come in numerous forms, ranging from bad for your health to very important for your body. Unsaturated fats in particular are known for their positive effect, but certain saturated fats can also play a role in a good diet.

Especially products such as salmon, nuts, olive oil, avocado and seeds are known for their good fat profile. Because it can be difficult to eat enough of this every day, you can help your diet with good fats in supplement form. Examples include Omega-3 softgels, MCT oil, Perfect Cooking Spray or natural peanut butter.