By Jackeline Soto
Hey friends, so we’ve already learned about the benefits of working early in the morning and late in the afternoon so today we’re going to discuss pre- and post- workout snacks. Now you can definitely maximize a workout if you eat the right foods before and after a workout.
5 Great Foods to Eat Before a Workout:
Yogurt is filled with protein that’s necessary to keep you focus while you work out. And for better muscle recovery Greek yogurt is recommended.
- Eggs Whites
Eating egg whites before a workout is amazing because it helps provide all the energy you need to accomplish your workout. And added bonus because it is a protein it definitely promotes muscle recovery.
Before a workout it’s best to carb up and oatmeal is a perfect way to add carbs into your diet. Especially when they’re whole oats because it takes a bit longer to digest them, and it helps keep your blood sugar levels ups delivering the energy you need to complete your workout.
Bananas are filled with potassium which is exactly what your body needs since our bodies have trouble storing potassium for very long. (Eat your banana with yogurt and you’re definitely ready to go for your morning workout!)
- 5. Energy Bars
Energy bars are a good snack because it doesn’t make your stomach feel heavy or bloated but rather you feel satisfied. And the best thing is that you can totally get natural energy bars for better snacking.
5 Great Foods to Eat After a Workout:
- Pita + Hummus
Combing carbs & protein for a healthy punch is exactly what you need after you work out. This combo guarantees you a steady flow of energy for hours after your workout!
Drinking smoothies is a quick way to keep your energy levels up and it also plays a role in muscle recovery. And added bonus depending on what yummy fruits and veggies you use you receive loads of vitamins and minerals to keep your body happy and healthy.
- Egg Whites
The same reason you’re eating this before a workout is the same reason you should eat this after a workout. Eggs whites are the best after a hard workout.
- Chocolate Milk
Chocolate milks helps you promote healthy muscle recovery especially after a long strenuous endurance workout. And it’s absolutely delicious!
After a workout you definitely need some protein and salmon will deliver huge amounts of healthy protein. And again as almost every item on the list there is an added bonus: salmon helps rebuild your muscle because of its anti-inflammatory omega-3s.
So go ahead and switch out on of your pre- or post-workout snacks for the ones on the list. And if you have any great snacks let me know, please, I value your comments!
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