Sunday, December 1, 2013

What to Eat Before Early Morning Workout

The general understanding that most of us have about morning work out session is that our stomachs do not need any nutrients. Well (believe it or not) but even while we sleep during the night we are losing calories just by dreaming. Since you are low on energy, you might find it difficult to carry out the exercises. Hence always ensure to include foods such as protein shake, oranges, pistachios and apple to rejuvenate your stamina.

1. Protein Shake

Protein ShakeProtein Shake is the most simplest way to gain nutrients for building up lean muscle mass. Whey proteins contain building blocks which is beneficial for the anti-oxidant – glutathione. Besides the whey protein, you can also mix a scoop of soy powder, one cup of sweetened almond milk, half banana and ¼ cup of strawberries to make a delicious shake.

2. Apple

AppleIf it is difficult to include a 'princely' breakfast in the morning, try to rely on apples. This fruit is full of polyphenol antioxidants and hence strengthens muscles, reduces fat and promotes endurance. It also contains fibre which goes slow in absorbing sugars in the body. A simple, light and healthy fruit of apple is a must in your breakfast.

3. Low Fat Cheese and Wheat Pita

CheeseMany of us who are foodie will definitely love to include cheese in their early morning breakfast. Low fat cheese is rich in protein and calcium. This is why it aids in building strong muscles and bones. On the other hand, wheat pita is full of carbohydrate which is gradually digested while our body is kept energized.

4. Cereals

CerealsOne can also help get energy for morning workouts through cereals. The combined power of cereals, blueberries and yoghurt offers protein, fibre and anti-oxidants. Additionally as these superfoods are low in calories and lactose it helps promote a healthy digestion system.

5. Eggs

EggsA healthy breakfast can also include whole wheat English muffin along with egg whites. Highly rich in proteins, eggs provide the necessary supply of amino acid to build blocks that help in the repair and growth of muscle tissue. Whole wheat English muffin replenishes your body system with sufficient energy to carry out the workout.

6. Salmon

SalmonIf seafood is your cup of tea, choose salmon in your breakfast and get the right portion of energy before a workout. The combination of whole wheat toast, low fat cream cheese, smoked salmon and tomatoes is full of protein and carbohydrates. Salmon is rich in omega-3 fatty acids which also helps in increasing the metabolism in the body. It can boost up your metabolism as high as 400 calories everyday.
Often if you miss out on the most important meal of your day – breakfast, you end up ruining your exercise regime. With low levels of energy, it is certain that the workout session will not be as rigorous as may be required. Depending upon your appetite and the dinner (you have had the previous day), choose one or more of the above mentioned foods to make a healthy breakfast that gives you sufficient energy for a brilliant workout.