Food as fuel: a requirement for workouts

During an exercise session, your body burns calories which in turn release energy that helps fuel different parts of the body. To make sure your body has calories to burn and not store them, eat the right foods. Experts have classified foods into 5 groups, namely fruits, vegetables, grains, proteins, and dairy. They are rich in nutrients and minerals such as proteins, carbohydrates, vitamins, zinc, magnesium, potassium and calcium among others.

With the right food and water, you can get much-needed energy before, during, and after your workout. Muscles not only need energy, but they also need to be repaired and regenerated, as some are torn during exercise.

Here’s what experts recommend doing before, during, and after workouts.


Here’s what you need to know: When you start a workout before fueling up, it’s like starting a car in hopes of driving away, but the fuel tank is empty. You need the energy to maximize your exercises and this can only be achieved through the process of metabolism. This is where the body breaks down food into a soluble mixture that acts as fuel for the body.

According to experts, you should consume the following foods before you start exercising.

to. Carbohydrates should include whole grains, whole-grain toast, low-fat yogurt, brown rice, fruits, and vegetables. When you eat easy-to-digest carbohydrates, you won’t feel sluggish.
B. Drink water
vs. Get plenty of protein, as it is more slowly digested and takes oxygen from your muscles.


When you exercise, your body burns calories from the food you ate 2 hours before you started. You will sweat as a result of your muscles burning off any localized fat on your body. When you sweat, you reduce the amount of water in your body.

To make sure this doesn’t happen, you need to hydrate yourself. You can bring a bottle of water and take a few sips during your training session. Eat an energy bar or banana every half hour to provide your body with 50-100 calories.


So you’re done burning calories and your muscles are a bit sore. After wiping the sweat off your face, you can take a shower to refresh your body. Once you are done, it is time to replenish your body with food. You need to eat foods rich in protein and carbohydrates. Carbohydrates act as a source of energy, while proteins help repair and regenerate muscles. Drink water to prevent cell sagging and refresh your body.

Final thoughts

Exercising is a great way to give your limbs much-needed exercise, as well as to burn fat from your body. Before, during, and after your workout, you need to eat and burn calories to provide fuel for your body. Eat foods rich in protein, carbohydrates and drink water to ensure the health of your body.