Monday, September 9, 2013

Power foods for before a work out

Although you could take a small snack with you for more energy while you workout, generally try to eat all of these foods at least 30 minutes before exercising to make sure you don't get indigestion or feel too bloated.

Remember, when you're working out hydration is really important to ensure that you're replenishing all the fluids you're losing.!

Here are some power foods that will help you get through your work out

1. Bananas

Bananas are loaded with digestible carbohydrates that help to maintain strength and muscle function as you exercise. The potassium can actually help to build muscle mass because it stimulates nerve pulses which cause muscles to contract.

2. Lentils

Lentils are a good source of all the things you need before a workout, like carbohydrates, protein, fibre, vitamins and minerals. They provide an energy boost without any unnecessary calories or fat.

3. Blueberries
Like most other berries, blueberries are infamous for their antioxidant benefits.  It's generally believed that the darker the berry, the more of the good stuff it has in it.  They could also have a positive impact on healing damaged muscle tissue.

4. Almonds
Raw Natural Almonds (1 Pound Bag)
Almonds are  nutrient-dense nuts which contain both fat, protein and fiber which will give you a sustained energy boost and make you feel fuller for longer.

5. Dark Chocolate

This gives you an energy boost. Remember to go for quality organic chocolate with the highest percentage of cocoa (over 75%), because there is less sugar and fat and more of the pure cocoa goodness.


Have a very fit day!

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