Physical activities is very important for our health and well-being, in addition to help – a lot! – in the time to lose some extra pounds. However, it is important to not only worry about the type of exercise or the intensity of it – we also have that in the food according to the practice, because a proper meal is able to get the reserves of energy necessary for physical activity does not become a burden. The nutritionists Barbara Sanches and Camila Abreu tell which foods are recommended to do exercises and why:
Foods that give you energy
Before training, the ideal is to consume foods that give you more energy, since you’re about to spend a lot of it in the exercises. When talking about foods that give you energy, come on the scene the carbs. “In addition to being synonymous with energy and ensure the disposal, the carbohydrate in preserving muscle mass,” says Camila.
Barbara adds: “nutrients such as vitamins, minerals and amino acids are also necessary for the training, although you do not need to be eaten necessarily before the training session, as the carbohydrates. They can be diluted throughout the day in several meals”. The ideal is to give preference to complex carbohydrates, found in breads, rice and pasta, because its digestion is slow, thus ensuring energy for more time.
Avoid these foods
“One should avoid the intake of fibre and fatty foods, as they can cause discomfort to the gastrointestinal. Give preference to dairy products with low percentage of fats and remove the husks and bagasse of the fruit,” advises Kathy.
Suggestions for pre-workout meal
The nutritionists indicate: breakfast cereals, breads, biscuits and simple (without stuffing), pasta, rice in general, tubers (potato, carrot, cassava), fresh fruits like watermelon, peaches and grapes.
During the exercise practice, we must also take care important, such as fluid replacement and hydration of our body. “Fluid intake is essential for the performance. This strategy is important to prevent hypoglycemia and/or dehydration, frames that compromise the yield,” says Camila. “It is important to always carry water and, preferably, sports drinks,” he adds.