Just to give some context in this article otherwise you wouldn’t understand the food that you eat. Every single cell in the human body runs on glucose which is as a result of carbohydrates. So when you take foods such as sweet potato, rice, bananas and fruits your body converts the carbohydrates in this foods into glucose to use as fuel that you will be able to use when you work out. Since you now understand the basic context and impacts that these foods do to our body let us go ahead and check some of these foods out.
Bananas are a great source of natural sugars that have simple carbohydrates and also they have potassium. From the above text we can see the importance that carbohydrates impact on our body and from that we see that 3-4 bananas in the morning are a good way to start your workout.
Oat contain complex carbohydrates and is also a great source of the soluble fiber. Oat provide tons of energy just like grains and since they can take a while to digest, it is better to reserve them for when you have more than one hour of digestion.
A ¼ cup of chickpeas gives you about 10g of proteins, 30g of carbohydrates and almost 9g of fiber. As we can see, the above combination supplies the body with very high amounts of energy which is definitely required before a workout. Chickpeas is also high in vitamin B.
- GREEK YOGURT.
Greek yogurt provides the body with a source of protein to help optimize your workout. Proteins helps with increase in muscle mass and research shows that high intake of protein increases the mass of the muscle for the lads that undergo resistance training.
Appleis used as an immediate energy source to make sure you hit the ground running. The apple takes about 5-10 minutes to digest. The main importance to eat foods that are easily digested is so you don’t feel lazy, very tired or inactive.
Eggs are a very great source of protein and help in muscle recovery and muscle growth. Eating a hardboiled egg before a workout helps to improve muscle performance and recovery as the white part of the egg provides protein while the yolk provides minerals and vitamins alongside healthy fats.
Nuts are good sources of protein that helps to repair and build up muscles. Nuts are also rich in fats which help to boost your strength and performance during a workout. This fat can also prevent problems with your joints as it has anti- inflammatory properties.
- DRIED FRUITS.
Dried fruits such as apples, Apricots, Bananas, Cranberries, Figs, Mangoes, Pawpaw, Peaches, Pineapples, Pears and Tomatoes are simple carbohydrates that will provide you instant energy for a workout.