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Fruits to eat before and after training

What fruits to eat before and after training or sports? To perform at the highest level, before exercise, fruits with a low glycemic index (pear or apple) should be used; Then with high glucose (banana or orange)

From fitshoppro.com review, time immemorial, the question is whether the fruit has a place in the diet of an athlete, whether we should give priority to more protein foods to charge the batteries to the top and be at the highest level. Fruits are a staple food, and as such, we consider that their presence is more than necessary in a diet oriented to sports practice.

When we talk about fruit, we immediately come to mind two concepts: minerals and vitamins, micro-nutrients that, far from what many may think, are essential to obtain satisfactory results when it comes to training. It is true that not all have the same properties nor occupy the same position in a sporting diet. Which fruits are most suitable for before training? And for later?

Before training

Before training, the best option is to opt for those with a glycemic index low to perform at their best during the activity. Quite the opposite happens at the end of the year, in this case it is preferable that consume foods that have a high glycemic index . After completing the exercise the body needs fast energy and fruits with a high glycemic index can serve to replenish forces.

Among fruits with low glycemic index, which should be taken before training, highlight the pear and apple . Both contain a large amount of soluble fiber in the form of pectins, which in addition to contributing to lower cholesterol level have the ability to absorb toxins from the intestine and do not attack the intestinal wall. Nor can we overlook the red fruit : strawberries , cherries, blackberries, currants, blueberries, etc. They should occupy a relevant place in our diet, since they are known for their high doses of antioxidants.


For after physical exertion it is advisable to resort to fruits that contain high glycemia values. And here is where one of the glittering with its own light comes in, the star fruit in sports diets. Of course, we refer to the banana . It is a fruit rich in carbohydrates and potassium and helps cope with the training routine, getting muscles respond and avoiding electrolyte imbalances that result in muscle cramps .

The orange and the handle are also excellent choices for quick and easy assimilation energy. The melon and the watermelon are included in this section, as we remain at an optimal level of hydration and help replenish minerals that we lose during exercise.


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