There is never a better time than the present, to make an investment on your health.
Nutrients to produce the best results.
If you are looking to earn the best return on your investment, below is a list of 5 workout fuels that may just help you to achieve the best results before, during and after your workouts. Nutrients can play a vital role in your overall success
Remember that exercise is one of the best wellness tools that you can add to your overall health portfolio. This is why you will want to use smart nutritional tactics to get the most bang for your time in the Gym or where ever your fitness program might take you.
Before a Workout
Caffeine. Consume 100-200 milligrams of caffeine (the amount in 1-2 cups of coffee) an hour before your workout. Caffeine makes your more alert, acts on brain receptors in a way that makes exercise feel less stressful, Several studies have shown that ingesting caffeine prior to exercise improves endurance and can also reduce fatigue during high-intensity exercise like weight training.
Slow-Release carbohydrates. Eat slow-burning carbohydrates about an hour before you work out. If you are exercising to lose weight, ingesting sugars before exercise can be counter-productive. Sugars stimulate production of insulin, which blocks fat breakdown. If you want to burn more body fat and improve your blood sugar levels, avoid sugary sports drinks and try drinking ionized, alkaline, micro-clustered water. If you need fuel before a workout, consume complex carbs like oatmeal, brown rice or apples.
After a Workout
Whey Protein. Drink a protein shake with 15-20 grams of protein immediately after your workout. After a workout, your body breaks down muscle. Reverse this process by ingesting a small amount of protein. Whey protein is digested quickly so it can be used faster.
Omega-3 fatty acids. Take a supplement containing a total go 1 gram of the essential fatty acids EPA and DHA. If your don’t consume cold-water fish like salmon or tuna at least three times per week, then take a daily fish oil supplement. Elevated omega-3 levels support recovery and increase the amount of fat your body uses during exercise.
Creatine Monohydrate. Take a 5-gram serving after each workout. Creatine helps supply energy to cells. Extensive research shows that increases work capacity during high-intensity exercise, which translates into better grain in lean body mass and strength.
Hope this list of nutrients helps out, let me know your results
This information came from an article I read by Dr. Jeff Volek an associate professor at the University of Connecticut, a registered dietitian and co-author of four books. Sams Club Healthy Living magazine.