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What to eat before you Exercise and when to Eat

Planning your exercise regime but unable to figure out what to eat and when to eat? The suitability of these foods with your exercise regime as well as the timing of the diet makes them very effective.

Exercise & Fitness By Meenakshi Chaudhary / Jul 24, 2014

Diet and Exercise

Food and fitness go hand in hand. What you eat has a direct say in your exercise regime and its results. Here are some foods you should eat during your exercise regime along with the best suitable time during which the food should be eaten. Image Courtesy : Getty

Apple Wedges

Apple will help you get the much needed vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. It will not only satisfy your hunger but also increase the energy levels. You can also apply a spread like almond butter on the slices to make them taste even better. Eat the apple before you exercise. Image Courtesy : Getty


Use a sliced fruit of your choice with a cup of greek yoghurt and some granola for a thicker consistency. If you aren't making it yourself then, don't forget to check the label to ensure it's made from whey or milk-based proteins. Have the smoothie before you exercise. Image Courtesy: Getty


Oatmeal is a wonderful food that helps you throughout your workout by gradually releasing sugar into your bloodstream. Add a fruit to your oatmeal to increase the fluid content of your pre-workout snack, keeping you hydrated. Have it before the exercise. Image Courtesy : Getty

Chocolate Milk

Recent research has shown that chocolate milk can be very helpful as a post-workout snack as it has everything from carbs and protein for muscle recovery, water content to replace the fluids lost as sweat and calcium to sodium and sugar. Drink your glass of chocolate milk after exercise. Image Courtesy : Getty


Salmon offers a lot of normal protein and bioactive peptides, small protein molecules that can be very helpful in managing inflammation, and insulin levels. Add some sweet potatoes to your plate of salmon to get the complex carbs. Eat it after your exercise. Image Courtesy : Getty

Whole Wheat Toast

Whole-wheat toast with fruit such as banana can give you both types of carbs while being easy to digest. Complex carbs will keep you going, while the fruit will add some extra energy to your plate. Once you finish your exercise and feel hungry, grab the plate and get the much needed carbs. Image Courtesy: Getty

Veggie Omelette

Prepare a vegetable rich omelette and add some fruits like avocados over it. It will provide a lot of protein to your body as well as help it to better absorb fat soluble nutrients that your veggies have like vitamins A, D, E and K. Have your omelette after the exercise. Image Courtesy : Getty

Whole Wheat Tuna Fish Sandwich

Tuna fish is low in calories and high in protein and carbs. Add a spread such as hummus to your tuna finch sandwich which makes your plate rich in fiber. You can also add some spinach to your sandwich for the benefits the green vegetable offers. Eat your sandwich after the exercise. Image Courtesy : Getty

Grilled Chicken

Chicken offers lean proteins and carbohydrates to fill you up without feeling overly bloated. You can also add some veggies in olive oil to the plate to make it richer. Have it once you are done with your exercise. Image Courtesy : Getty


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