20 Nutritional Foods for a More Efficient Workout

by DailyHealthPost Editorial

Nutritional Foods

Fruits & Vegetables

  • Bananas
  • Lentils
  • Soybeans/Edamame/Tofu
  • Split Peas

Fruits and vegetables provide the minerals, vitamins, and fiber your body needs to process foods and make the most out of a workout. Soybean products, lentils, and split peas are high in muscle-building proteins, and they contain essential amino acids necessary to break food down into the nourishment that fuels your workout sessions. Bananas are great to eat before exercising – they contain lots of carbohydrates, as well as the sugars to give your body an extra burst of energy to make it through.

Dairy and Eggs

  • Milk
  • Greek Yoghurt
  • Cottage Cheese
  • Eggs

Consuming dairy products during exercise has been shown to help promote weight loss. Dairy products are high in calcium, which helps strengthen bones and joints – this can be important as you put extra pressure on them during exercise. Many animal products, especially eggs, are high in protein your body needs for building muscle mass.

Nuts & Grains

  • Quinoa
  • Peanut Butter
  • Almonds

Grains provide the carbohydrates you need to fuel your body. Quinoa is particularly high in carbs, as well as fiber that helps promote a strong digestive system. Nuts like peanut and almonds are perfect alternatives to meat products, to load up on healthy, muscle-building proteins. They are lean, healthy, and delicious, and they’re a great source of energy for a pre-workout snack.

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