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From granola to boiled egg: Best pre-workout foods for fitness enthusiasts - The Indian Express

Last updated Monday, January 10, 2022 01:00 ET , Source: NewsService

Good nutrition is an essential part of any fitness program. Eating the right foods is not only nourishing for the body, but also helps enhance performance, achieve goals, and boost recovery after a strenuous workout.

“Right nutrition prior to workouts, hence, will maximise your performance while minimising muscle damage, and boost overall results. Now that you know about the wonders a right pre-workout nutrition can do, here’s a list of foods that are ideal to be consumed before hitting the gym,” said Miten Kakaiya, fitness coach and founder of Miten Says Fitness (MSF).

Water

Hydration is a key aspect of your pre-workout meal. Make sure you have at least 1 litre of water about 30-60 minutes prior to your workouts.

Black coffee

Coffee is a highly preferred pre-workout drink. Caffeine is known to give that adrenaline kick and improve focus to help you stay active throughout your workout.

Smoothies

Smoothies are a great pre-workout nutrition food as they are easy to digest. Whip yourself a smoothie with fruit, vegetables, and protein-rich yoghurt. It will help boost both, your strength and endurance.

A fruit

Fruits are carbohydrate-rich, easy to digest, and great sources of nutrients including vitamins, potassium, magnesium, manganese, fiber, etc. Certain fruits such as banana, apple, watermelon, and mixed berries make for an ideal pre-workout snack.

Boiled egg

Hard-boiled egg is an excellent source of protein. It will also help you avoid post-workout hunger cravings....



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