Food

9 tips for eating well during sport

If I have time, I eat a real meal two and a half hours before sport.

If I have time, I eat a real meal two and a half hours before sport.

Prefer a complete and balanced meal with a portion of starchy foods with a low glycemic index such as wild rice or pasta al dente.

Also eat vegetables and proteins to optimize muscle recovery, as well as fruit and dairy.

I avoid fat to cook my food

I avoid fat to cook my food

Boil, roast, cook in the oven or use the plancha. Reserve the fat for the seasoning of raw vegetables.

Do not hesitate to use mixtures of oils or to alternate them.

Also read: Low temperature cooking: a health benefit

Food during the sports session depends on the duration of the effort

Food during the sports session depends on the duration of the effort

For a one hour lessonit is not necessary to eat.

If the effort is more intense, think of dried fruits: a small handful of raisins, four dates, three to four dried figs or four dried apricots.

I don't forget to drink

I don’t forget to drink

Hydration is the key word for a successful sports session. Before and during, drink plain water in small sips. Avoid sodas because they increase the acidity already produced by the body during exercise.

After the effort, you can drink carbonated water rich in bicarbonate which will help you recover better. And, above all, drink before you feel thirsty.

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