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5 Great Energy Foods To Eat Before Working Out

 January 1, 2015  /  Comments Off on 5 Great Energy Foods To Eat Before Working Out

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These days, many people don’t eat the calories and nutrients they need to power through the day. If you have a busy work life, or if you are physically active, it is critical to eat certain power foods. This is especially important if you are running out the door, or going to the gym, and need a quick bite to get you through the next couple of hours of rigorous exercise. When it comes down to it, you don’t need to prepare a big meal and you don’t need to spend a bunch of time preparing ingredients. The truth is that there are a lot of high energy foods that you can make. Here are five great energy foods to eat before working out.

5 Great Energy Foods To Eat Before Working Out

  1. Toast with a little bit of peanut butter. Peanut butter – especially fresh and organic peanut butter – is jam packed with energy producing nutrients. Toast, which has carbohydrates, will also produce energy. No matter if you hire the GYMGUYZ to come to you, or if you head out the gym, you may want to think about spreading some peanut butter on some toasted bread.
  2. Small crackers with cheese. Crackers are also packed with carbohydrates, and cheese will offer some bursts of energy. You can use this energy to push yourself through a workout session. The best part about crackers and cheese is that there is almost no preparation – all you have to do is place some slices of cheese on the crackers. If you want to add a little more flavor to cheese and crackers, you could use pepper-jack cheese or some kind of spiced cheese.
  3. Fruit smoothie with milk. Fruit smoothies are a great source of energy before a workout. If you include things like bananas, strawberries and other fruits, you can have a nice source of potassium and antioxidants. Potassium is a great nutrient to have before a workout – mainly because it can help your cells produce more energy. Before a workout, you will need this energy. Plus, your body will need the right anabolic functionality to properly process the muscle building during and after a workout. Moreover, it will help reduce muscle cramping and stiffness after an intense workout.
  4. Blueberry bowl with granola. Another great source of antioxidants are blueberries. With the right dose of antioxidants, your body will be able to properly oxygenate, which is important when your blood is coursing and your heart is pumping. If you add some granola, you can introduce some carbohydrate energy into your meal. The great part about granola is that it also has seeds and other food that can help boost energy – and it is easy to prepare.
  5. A bunch of raisins. Raisins are another great source of energy and vitamins. Also, they are easy to eat and bring with you. You can keep a bag or box of raisins with you in your gym bag. If you feel a little famished and worn down during the exercise, you can simply pop a few raisins. In the end, raisins will help keep you alert, energized and ready for a few more repetitions.
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