National Nutrition Week is held every year from September 1 to 7 to raise awareness about eating right for good health. Diet is very important if you exercise and aim for weight loss. You must consume the right foods before exercising that fuel your workout and give you the requisite strength. It will also help you exercise better and recover from the workout.
Here are 5 nutrient-rich foods that you need to consume before your workout:
The fruit is rich in potassium which maintains muscle function, and gives your body the requisite carbohydrates to power your workout.
The summer fruit can increase your energy levels within a short period of time. It also contains vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.
Oatmeal and blueberries are a protein-rich combination that can boost your workout. (Unsplash )
Oatmeal and blueberries
This combination can offer a protein punch and support muscles that break down during the workout.
Low-fat cheese with apricot
Cottage cheese contains whey protein and casein. Casein takes some time to digest, and thus provides your body with fuel for a long time. It also helps with body-building. Apricots are a good source of vitamins and benefit your heart and bones as well.
Egg and avocado toast
If you have a good appetite, try this dish. You can also add an egg on top for protein. This will keep you satiated and energised for your workout routine.
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First Published: Sep 03, 2018 16:07 IST