10 Foods – For Before or After a Workout

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1. Glowing Green Smoothie – Filled with complex carbs, amino acids, vitamins, and minerals. It won’t weigh you down during a workout!

2. Chia Seeds – Loaded with omega-3 for sustained energy, protein, and antioxidants.

3. Power Protein Smoothie – Helps to replenish your supply after a workout. Helps repair tissue!

4. Coconut Water – After a workout drink coconut water to replenish electrolytes!

5. Quinoa – If you work out later in the day eating quinoa at lunch can help with the carbo load. It’s a great energy food!

6. Avocado – Helps provide healthy fat for that energetic boost for an afternoon workout.

7. Nuts and Seeds – Cover all of your macronutrient bases: carbs, protein, and fat. Helps provide a boost of energy.

8. Banana – Great pre workout food! Full of complex carbs, minerals such as potassium and fiber.

9. Oatmeal – Pre workout helps with energy boost, great for a quick, intense workout session.

10. Veggies and Hummus – Post-workout snack. Helps replenish glycogen and provides small amount of plant protein for muscle repair.

 

This helpful information came from:  http://kimberlysnyder.com/blog/2012/05/17/10-foods-you-should-eat-for-pre-and-post-workout/

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