Should you be eating that banana right now?

June 12th, 2010

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“To Eat or Not To Eat?” That’s the question I hear all the time about whether or not to eat before a workout, and bananas are a common before-workout snack.  The real question should be, do you perform better after eating a snack prior to exercising?

Eating carbs such as bananas before you workout is important and will help to fuel your muscles, avoid hunger during your workout and prevents your blood sugar from getting too low.
 Low-calorie snacks prior to workouts are not a bad thing, and certain foods like fruit juice and bananas are more likely to digest in the body faster and do not contain high fats.  Give your body about 30 minutes to fully digest the food before you get active or else your food may end up on someone else’s floor!

Eating carbs such as bananas before you workout is important and will help to fuel your muscles, avoid hunger during your workout and prevents your blood sugar from getting too low.    The length of your workout will also help you to determine what you should eat beforehand.  If your workouts typically last for over an hour then try eating things that last longer than bananas.

Make sure you drink plenty of liquids during exercise as well as to not get too dehydrated.  Those who typically do their daily exercises in the morning are oftentimes more guilty of starting out on an empty stomach.  Some people have a difficult time eating first thing in the morning but it is important to stay fully fueled during your routines.  Not only are bananas good for you but they are simple foods that require no preparation; simply grab one of the counter, wait a few minutes and get moving.  If bananas are not your forte then perhaps you could try something like a meal replacement shake or energy bar.  Regardless of what you choose to eat it may help your stamina and help you maximize your workouts.  Want something better than a banana?   Stay energized on the go with Ready-to-Drink Protein Shakes by focus28diet.com – They help you lose inches! Plus, they are offering free shipping for new orders.

 
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