Best pre-workout foods

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Did you know that eating certain types of food can make exercising more effective? Eating and exercise actually go hand in hand. What and when you eat can influence how you feel when you exercise. Specific foods and macronutrients can provide you with more energy and help improve your performance.

These foods will fuel you up the right way. Eat them at least an hour before your workout to prevent stomach discomfort.

Bananas
Bananas have a lot of healthy carbohydrates that can be easily converted into fuel for your body.

Oats
Because they are full of fiber, oats release carbohydrates gradually. Due to this slow release, energy levels are kept consistent throughout your workout, meaning you can train harder for longer.

Dried fruits
Dried fruits are easily digestible and packed with vitamins and antioxidants, some of which are associated with improving blood flow and blood sugar control.

Nuts
Nuts are great at improving heart health and contain lots of healthy fats and fiber. The healthier your heart is, the better and longer you can exercise.

Eggs
Eggs are a protein and nutrient powerhouse that will help improve muscle performance and recovery.

Here are two fun recipes containing some of these food types that you can make with your kid before their exercise:

Banana and peanut butter sandwich

Ingredients: Banana, peanut butter, Chia seeds

Cut a banana into thin slices and create mini sandwiches using two slices of banana with peanut butter in between. Sprinkle some chia seeds to make this recipe even better.

Granola balls

Ingredients: oats, dried fruits, nuts, honey

Bake the oats and nuts in the oven until there are golden brown. Place the baked oats and nuts into a bowl and add in dried fruits. Pour the honey into the mixture and mix until everything is evenly distributed. Create small granola balls from the mixture and place in the fridge to harden.

At WorldTrainer we offer a holistic program that combines physical exercises, fun games and life lessons to allow children to discover the importance of exercise and health, build self-confidence, a positive mind-set and interpersonal skills.

patty lee