These Are the Foods You Should Be Eating Before Your Workout

When you get into one of those stretches where you’re hitting the gym consistently, you want to make sure you’re getting the most out of it.

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What you eat before your workout is key. So, we’ve compiled a list of foods with the optimal amounts of protein, carbs, and good fats to for fueling up. (They’re even downright palate-pleasing.)

Snack on one of these, wait 30 to 45 minutes, then go get your sweat on.

Apples (Plus Peanut Butter)

Apples give you good natural sugars, while the peanut butter provides protein and unsaturated fats—AKA “good fats.”


Bananas are loaded with digestible carbohydrates as well as potassium, which aids in muscle function.


Oats contain B vitamins, which help convert carbs into energy, and fiber, which keeps that energy at consistent levels during your workout.

Whole Grain Bread 

A slice of whole grain bread is another good source of carbohydrates. Top it with a hard-boiled egg or couple slices of turkey for a protein boost.

Fruit Smoothies

Aside from being flat-out tasty, these smoothies are a great way to pack a lot of healthy fruit into a single glass. They’re high in both carbs and protein, which prevent muscle damage.

Hungry yet? Make yourself one of the above and go get your sweat on!


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