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What to Eat During A Workout

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What to Eat During A Workout

If you’re serious about your workouts you probably know that high intensity and/or long duration exercise may require some refueling mid-way through. Carbohydrates should be your go-to when it comes to sustaining your energy as carbs are the key fuel for your body and helps support muscular activity for a wide range of athletic intensities.1

Try these options to power your workout.

DRIED FRUIT

Such as dates, dried apples, or dried mango. Besides being great tasting, dried fruit is a solid source of carbohydrates.

BANANAS

Not just for topping your oatmeal or blending with your protein shake, bananas also provide carbohydrates to get you through the second half. Plus, bananas are also a good source of the electrolyte potassium.2

The best part about these three options is they require no planning ahead! There is no prep work, washing or chopping required.

MID-WORKOUT HYDRATION

It is important for each athlete to find a hydration plan that works for them. And yes, that plan includes taste. So with that in mind, here are three delicious hydration options:

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References

  1. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, American College of Sports Medicine, and Dietitians of Canada. (2016). Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Dietitians of Canada, and the American College of Sports Medicine: Nutrition and Athletic Performance. JOURNAL OF THE ACADEMY OF NUTRITION AND DIETETICS. Accessed on 3/16/16 from: http://www.eatrightpro.org/~/media/eatrightpro%20files/practice/position%20and%20practice%20papers/position%20papers/nutritionathleticperf.ashx
  2. United States Department of Agriculture. National Nutrient Database for Standard Reference: Banana Long. Retrieved 3/24/16 from: https://ndb.nal.usda.gov/ndb/foods/show/2159?fgcd=Fruits+and+Fruit+Juices&manu=&lfacet=&format=&count=&max=35&offset=&sort=&qlookup=banana
  3. Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, American College of Sports Medicine, and Dietitians of Canada. (2016). Position of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Dietitians of Canada, and the American College of Sports Medicine: Nutrition and Athletic Performance. JOURNAL OF THE ACADEMY OF NUTRITION AND DIETETICS. Accessed on 3/16/16 from: http://www.eatrightpro.org/~/media/eatrightpro%20files/practice/position%20and%20practice%20papers/position%20papers/nutritionathleticperf.ashx

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