5 Best Pre-Workout Foods


| 6/10/2014 3:41:00 PM


Before hitting the gym or that afternoon yoga session, think about filling up with foods that enhance your workout. Foods with complex sugars, protein and carbohydrates will keep you fueled, and some experts agree that even a small cup of coffee can improve your physical performance. Try to eat at least 30 minutes to an hour before your exercise routine.

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5 Best Pre-Workout Foods

Oatmeal

Rich in fiber, oatmeal helps stabilize blood sugar, which in turn stabilizes your energy, keeping you fueled through your workout. Add fresh fruit for an added boost.

Greek Yogurt



Probiotics—specifically the Lactobacillus strains—in yogurt have been found beneficial to weight loss efforts. Yogurt also helps to stabilize blood sugar, which results in less fat-storage hormones. Read more about probiotics in yogurt in our article “13 Proven Health Benefits of Probiotics.”



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