Although the term ”fermentation” may sound a little ”out there,” many fermented foods are actually pretty common in our diets (think pickles). Consider expanding your palate even further with options like sauerkraut and kimchi. Fermented foods contain live cultures (probiotics) to promote gut health, potentially helping reduce inflammation and increase nutrient absorption.
If you're trying to lose weight, you already know there are certain foods you need to eliminate from your diet. However, do you also know that you can actually speed up weight loss by adding certain foods? Since STACK wants you to meet all your goals in the New Year, we reached out to the Athletes’ Performance Nutrition Team to get their recommendations for foods that help keep you trim without sacrificing strength and performance. Click through the slideshow to learn about new foods you can add to your diet. (For more ways to fuel your performance, check out Athletes’ Performance’s 10 Nutrition Rules to Live By.)