In order to get the most out of a workout, it is important to fuel your body with the right nutrients. Did you know that glucose is the brain and muscles primary source of energy? In fact, your body needs a certain amount of sugar to perform at its best. This sugar should come from foods procuring other nutrients such as fruit and whole grains as opposed to “empty-sugars” from sugary drinks and candy. When that blood sugar is absent, the body will convert muscle tissue into energy. This reduces muscle mass and can slow down metabolism.
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Some perfect examples of pre-workout snacks and light meals include:
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