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9 best pre- and post-workout foods

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A big part of working out is knowing what to eat BEFORE and AFTER for maximum performance and recovery.

Fox 9 Fitness Expert Ali Holman from CoreCamper.com stopped by to show us her choices for best pre- and post-workout foods.

To find out more about Ali's Online Daily Workouts, visit www.CoreCamper.com

The best time to eat is 30 to 60 minutes before exercise. The best pre-workout meals have carbohydrates and some protein to promote greater muscular endurance, provide energy and help speed recovery. A pre-workout meal should contain 20 to 30 grams of carbohydrates.

PRE-WORKOUT FOODS

BANANAS & ALMOND BUTTER

Bananas and almond butter are considered one of the useful pre-workout foods. Take the banana and add almond butter (1 tablespoon). Add cinnamon too, which controls the insulin and helps the digestion process. Bananas are high in Vitamin B, fiber, potassium and water. Almond butter is rich in protein, fiber, antioxidants and fats.

FAT FREE GREEK YOGURT WITH BERRIES

Greek yogurt contains around 8 g protein and Vitamin B and is considered a pre-workout food. Berries are a low glycemic index carb.

SCRAMBLED EGG WHITES IN A WHOLE GRAIN PITA

Great on-the-go pre workout snack that contains protein and healthy carbs.

CELERY

Celery is a great convenience food – it is easy to transport and naturally designed to accommodate peanut or almond butter in its groove. Celery is a good source of fiber, calcium, and vitamin A – it is also low in calories with only around six calories per stalk. The addition of nut butter provides protein and fat - filling you up and provide the kind of slow release energy required for a great workout.

POST-WORKOUT

WHOLE WHEAT BAGEL WITH PB

Includes essential nutrients and protein to rebuild muscle

PROTEIN SHAKE

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GREEK YOGURT WITH HONEY

8 g of protein and a great way to replenish after a workout

CHOCOLATE MILK

Packed with protein and carbs, chocolate milk is a great way to refuel

PISTACHIOS

49 of them = 140 calories and pistachios are packed with protein and healthy fats

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