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Snacks During Workouts

Snacks During Workouts - El Paso Chiropractor
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A balanced, healthy nutrition consisting of carbohydrates, proteins, and healthy fats before any exercise or physical activity can provide the body with the essential energy it needs to perform to its fullest capacity. While many athletes already follow a nutritious pre-workout diet to properly fuel their bodies at the start of their sport, many of these same individuals often struggle to continue supplying energy to their system throughout their physical routine.

There’s a large variety of dietary supplements that can increase an individual’s energy during exercise and physical activities but, more and more athletes today prefer to avoid the processed options and instead seek the more natural choices to achieve these same results. When considering to participate in strenuous training activities or endurance events, staying hydrated and fueled throughout the workout is important for the body to be able to perform to its fullest capabilities. The following simple snack ideas can benefit athletes and the general public alike during training and exercise sessions.

Frozen grapes are a great snack to eat during workouts. Sweet and refreshing, frozen grapes can be easily carried with you in a small sandwich bag or container. They are also easy to eat on the go. To prepare the grapes, cut them in half and then freeze. Eating a single or multiple frozen grape halves during a training routine or physical exercise event can help provide you with a small dose of continuous energy as well as hydration throughout the workout.

Individuals who’ve used energy gels can shift to using local, natural honey as an alternative. Honey is a natural energy booster as it’s a great source of carbohydrates and its natural sugars also play an important role in preventing fatigue during exercise. The glucose found in honey is quickly absorbed by the body, giving individuals an immediate energy boost while the fructose is absorbed slowly, providing constant energy. Honey is best known for it’s effectiveness in instantly boosting the endurance and performance of athletes.

Finally, instead of using processed energy drinks enhanced with electrolytes, 100% natural coconut water can replace missing electrolytes much more efficiently after a long workout. Coconut water is low in calories, naturally fat and cholesterol free, and has more potassium than four bananas. Drinking coconut water during and after strenuous physical activities can quickly supply your body with electrolytes and re-hydrate you efficiently.

By Dr. Alex Jimenez


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