15.11.2019

7 Superfoods the ‘World’s Fittest Man’ Thinks You Should Eat

Because your diet can change your life.

Rich Froning

Rich Froning

Dre Strohm

Rich Froning Jr. has been called the «Fittest Man in History,» a nickname earned after he won four back-to-back individual CrossFit Games championships between 2011 and 2014.

It’s no surprise then, that Rich is a fitness expert and entrepreneur who hosts the podcast, Froning and Friends, and has some thoughts about how to eat right.

Rich in action.

Rich in action.

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«I don’t think there are any must-eat foods, but here are seven foods I tend to rely on and why,» Rich says. He adds that Renaissance Periodization (@RPStrength) a service offering online diet and training programs, also «helps me with my diet so I can train and recover optimally.»

Here, seven of Rich’s go-to workout foods.

1. Steak

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«Lean steak cuts provide an excellent source of high-quality protein, and the taste is second to none! Chicken and turkey are great as well, but I prefer steak myself.»

2. Eggs

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«Eggs are not only one of the highest quality sources of protein, but they come stocked with various vitamins and minerals as well. Whole eggs are high-calorie foods, so I eat them in moderation.»

3. Greens

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«Broccoli, spinach, celery, and the like are excellent low-calorie foods that are densely packed with vitamins, minerals, phytochemicals, and fiber. Their ratio of nutritive value to calories can’t be beaten, and I eat them with most of my whole food meals.»

4. Sweet Potatoes

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«One of my favorite sources of slow-digesting carbs to help me fuel up for and recover from my super hard workouts. Rice, pasta, and whole grain bread work great for this purpose as well, but I personally prefer sweet potatoes.»

5. Fish

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«Various kinds of fish provide an abundant source of protein and are often leaner than other animal sources, so if I want my bodyweight to come down a bit, I can focus a bit more on fish and a bit less on protein sources like steak. Fish are also rich in Omega 3 fats, which are critical for basic health support.»

6. Workout Carbs

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«I also work with Advocare so I drink their Rehydrate along with some protein during my workouts to keep me energized all the way through the finish. For my longer training sessions, intra-workout shakes like these are very helpful.»

7. Peanut Butter

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«Peanuts are a great source of some of the healthiest kinds of fats and can provide a lot of calories for my body’s high-level needs. And let’s be honest, peanut butter is delicious!»

Rich Froning Jr. owns and operates the CrossFit Mayhem gym in Cookeville, Tennessee.

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