Improving your cardiovascular performance primarily boils down to consistency, recovery and nutrition. While fasted cardio has become a popular method among many celebrities and athletes, cardio fueled by nutrition can, quite literally, help you go that extra mile. By incorporating these three powerhouse roots into your diet, you may just give your athletic endurance a boost.
Another root that can help contribute to cardiovascular performance is ashwagandha, an adaptogenic herb commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine. In this study, cyclists were given one gram of ashwagandha root daily for eight weeks. The results? An increase in their cardiorespiratory endurance, as well as an increase in the time it took to exercise before becoming exhausted.
Adaptogen Energy Bites
⅓ cup of tahini
¼ cup of preferred nut butter
⅓ cup of honey or maple syrup
3 tbsp of organic ashwagandha powder
2 tbsp organic cacao powder
2 tbsp shredded coconut, optional
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