Health experts reveal that the berries and granola provide quick-digesting carbs to fuel your workout. Picture: Supplied
Health experts reveal that the berries and granola provide quick-digesting carbs to fuel your workout. Picture: Supplied

The best pre-workout foods

By Lutho Pasiya Time of article published Jul 13, 2021

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Knowing how to fuel your workout for the best results — preferably without getting a stitch — can be difficult and differs from person to person.

While some people like to get up in the early morning and do a quick workout, this is not for everyone, and if you are working out midway through the day, then you are going to want to eat beforehand and pack in some pre-workout foods.

There are certain “best foods” to eat before working out that will help your body prepare, and which can maximise your efforts in the gym.

While people have different nutritional requirements, these known foods – which are the perfect balance of fats, carbs and protein – can fuel your body, stave-off hunger, fight fatigue and even aid recovery.

So what is a good pre workout snack? Try these to get maximum benefits ahead of your workout.

Plain Greek yoghurt with berries and granola

Health experts reveal that the berries and granola provide quick-digesting carbs to fuel your workout, and the Greek yoghurt provides ample protein to prevent some of that muscle breakdown. It’s suggested you look for a granola that contains nuts, seeds, and wholesome carbs.

Vegetable omelette

A vegetable omelette is said to be perfect for those who head to the gym soon after breakfast. As far as whole foods go, it’s reported that eggs have the highest bio available proteins.

Dried fruit

For a quick, easy and wholesome pre-workout food, fix yourself some dried berries, apricots, figs, and pineapple. Dried fruits are a good source of simple carbohydrates that are easily digestible – so grab a handful.

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