GYM Time: 6 Foods To Eat Before Workout
Keeping fit is beyond the exercises you do when you hit the gym. What you eat before and after workout is as important as the workout itself. Eating the wrong set of food before and after workout might lead to wasted effort.
Cooking up some juicy chicken thighs or turkey drumsticks is the best way to get more of iron and zinc which helps the workout process.
“Dark-meat poultry is significantly lower in fat than red meat yet has all the iron, zinc, and B vitamins that we need in our diets,” says Seattle sports nutritionist Susan Kleiner, Ph.D., author of Power Eating.
Eggs are filled with all the protein that you need to maintain a healthy lifestyle. This should be on your “To eat before the gym” list if it’s not already included.
The aim is not to totally hit the gym on an empty stomach but you don’t want to also hit the gym and have to workout to the music coming from your stomach. Chicken breast is light and can take you through your routine.
SEEDS/ NUTS SMOOTHIE
Seeds and nuts are high in good fats and they might take a while to digest which might eventually slow you down hence the need to blend them up to make a smoothie. The healthy sugars in them help provide you with the right boost of energy needed for your work out session.
If the aim of hitting the gym is to loose some weight, then you need to avoid fruits before you train. Go for nuts instead as they are good sources of healthy fats that help your body maintain the blood sugar level stable for long periods.
Bananas are probably one of the best fruits for athletes and that’s because just eating two bananas before a workout provides you with enough energy for 90 minutes of strenuous exercise. It’s like the fuel needed for the work out hence the need to eat them pre-workout.