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10 foods that go best with gym and exercise

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29th March, 2019 10:40:01 printer

10 foods that go best with gym and exercise

 

People tend to eat more when they join gym and do exercise. It is totally fair to eat more because we feel hungrier after exhausting our energy in gym. All we need to do is choose a right time and the right kind of food to avoid a bad diet negating the benefits of exercise. Listed below are 10 best gym foods and the right time to consume them to get the desired results of exercise.

 

What: EGGS

 

When: Before & after exercise

 

Why: The whole egg is a source of packed full of protein and amazing benefits. It’s packed full of essential nutrients.

 

What: CHICKEN

 

When: After exercise

 

Why: Chicken is the best source of protein and consuming protein that has amino acid is essential after workout.

 

What: AN APPLE (With Nut Butter)

 

When: Before exercise

 

Why: Carb and protein mixture is the good energy booster which is very much required if you exercise. Have an apple with some peanut butter or almond butter, an hour and a half before exercising.

 

What: QUINOA, SWEET POTATO & SALAD

 

When: After exercise

 

Why: This meal gives immense protein to the body. Hummus is made from chickpeas and, like all beans, is a great balance of carbs and protein. As is quinoa which has high protein and nutritional profile and its versatility.

 

What: TUNA SALAD

 

When: Before exercise

 

Why: Tuna is a great source of vitamins which helps to convert carbohydrates into glucose of energy which is required by the body to exercise.

 

What: LENTILS

When: Before exercise

 

Why: Lentils are a super source of sustained carb release. They’re also high in protein where non-meat sources are concerned, so ideal for veggies looking to sculpt a firm, toned figure

 

What: PEANUT BUTTER ON WHOLEGRAIN TOAST

 

When: Before exercise

 

Why: Wholegrain toast with banana gives you both types of carbs and is really easy to digest so you’ll have energy for your workout but it’s not heavy so you won’t feel too full or bloated.

 

What: NUTS & DRIED FRUIT

 

When: After exercise

 

Why: Nuts such as almonds or walnuts can provide lots of energy is small handfuls. They are also a great form of healthy fat and protein. Adding some dried fruit will ensure glycogen levels are rapidly replenished, ready for the next workout.

 

What: A NUTTY/SEEDY SMOOTHIE

 

When: Before exercise

 

Why: Seeds and nuts are high in protein and good fats, which will mean they take longer to digest. But eat too many and you could feel yourself slowing down and feeling sluggish as you work out. Blending them up to make the smoothie or shake helps to speed up their digestion.

 

What: GREEN VEGETABLES

 

When: After exercise

 

Why: Dark green leafy vegetables are, calorie for calorie, probably the most concentrated source of nutrition of any food. Full of enzymes primed to help you lose fat and feel great! They are a rich source of minerals.


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