Week 4 - Go For 42

Posted: May 30, 2014

What to eat before exercising? Did you know that it is important to energize yourself by eating well before playing sports, or going for a run? Carbohydrates are the most important type of nutrient that someone need for energy before a game. You can get these by eating fruits, vegetables grains such as pasta, spaghetti, or breads. Avoid food containing high levels of sugar before a game, such as candy bars or pop. It is good to eat a meal with lots of energy and carbohydrates 2-3 hours before being active. This gives the food time to digest and prevents stomach cramps. Whole wheat toast, a banana, and a glass of milk would be a great pre-run or pre-game meal that is rich in carbohydrates. For a lighter appetite, early morning rush, or nervous stomach before a sports game or run, there are lots of easy ways to energize your body. Here is quick and easy way to make a delicious smoothie you can take on the go! -1 cup of chocolate milk -1 cup of water -Half a cup of frozen strawberries -Half of a banana You can substitute the strawberries and banana with berries or other fruit to make it the way you like!