Anthony Joshua shares his favourite fitness snacks for getting in shape
With his next fight set to take place in April, Anthony Joshua is following a strict nutrition and fitness regime
AJ posted a quick snap of the snacks he was eating on Instagram, and it's easy to see why they form part of his plan.
Joshua's main meal consists of the following:
- Salmon fillet
- Steamed cabbage
- Basmati rice
Salmon arguably packs the biggest muscle-building punch available, with a 100 gram fillet containing on average 22 grams of protein.
What sets salmon apart is its high levels of omega 3 fatty acids, an anti-inflammatory compound. This is key to ensuring Joshua's risk of injury remains low prior to next stepping into the ring.
White basmati rice provides energy for Joshua's brain and body in the form of glucose and muscle glycogen. Low carb diets are not advisable if you're looking to optimise sports performance or general gym training.
Despite what you may have heard with regards to brown rice, white basmati is still a low-GI carbohydrate, meaning that it is gradually digested instead of rapidly taken on board.
AJ can also be seen tucking in to The Real Coconut Tortilla chips, which are gluten free and made from organic coconut flour.
The chips are also high in fibre, which helps Joshua stay fuller for longer and able to digest the high quantity of protein he's taking in.
Speaking specifically about coconut, nutritionist Fiona Lawsen said "it carries many health benefits. Naturally gluten-free, its flour is both higher in fibre and lower in carbohydrates than ordinary flour. This, along with its protein content, means it supports blood sugar balance."
You may also notice that Joshua is sipping away on coconut water, rather than the standard H2O. Coconut water contains a higher level of essential electrolytes and trace minerals which reduce cramping, fatigue and boost hydration.
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