Posted by on May 30, 2016 in Blog

A high-intensity workout program is a great way to look and feel your best, giving you the body you want and helping to boost your overall health. However, there can be days when you are feeling exhausted or sore from your workout. It’s important to know that there are foods you can eat that will improve your energy level, and help you push through those periods of low motivation in order to carry through with your workout and help you feel less sluggish. These foods are all rich in protein, complex carbohydrates, healthy fats, and antioxidants, making them ideal choices for before and after your Edge BootCamp workout.

Chia Seeds

These seeds have a huge amount of protein, nearly double that found in other seeds or grains, more calcium than milk, and more potassium than bananas. They are delicious when used with normal apple slices to add more flavour, or when added to a smoothie, and can help your body absorb the vitamins and minerals of other foods you eat. Ideally, you’ll eat them about twenty minutes after your workout, or you can toss them in your salad, about three hours post-workout.

Eggs

Eggs are a fantastic source of protein, amino acids, and a whole host of other minerals including calcium and iron. They also contain vitamins A, B, D, and E, making them a great choice for those striving for a balanced diet. Be sure to get free-range, organic eggs, to avoid any potential health risks associated with the stimulants and antibiotics added in traditional eggs. They are a perfect snack before, during, and after your workout, as they increase energy and can help your body recover after a particularly intense workout. Hard-boiled eggs make for a terrific snack simply because of how easy they are to prepare, and to consume.

Millet

Millet isn’t a popular grain, but it’s one of the best superfoods out there. It has a sweet but nutty flavour and is cooked much the same way you’d prepare rice or pasta. It should be part of a meal that you eat about three hours before or after exercising to help you ward off any post-workout fatigue. Millet is loaded with minerals such as calcium, phosphorus, and magnesium, and contains a full amino acid profile. In addition, it’s delicious, and easy to include in your regular, everyday diet.

Bananas

Everyone knows that bananas are healthy, but they are also another amazing superfood. They’re full of potassium, vitamins and minerals, helping to ensure that your muscles recover from your workout in an optimal way. Consuming one, either on its own or as part of a smoothie, half an hour before your workout can help give you a crucial boost in your electrolyte levels- just be sure not to over-consume.

Acai Berries

Eating acai berries half an hour after your workout can help you get the most out of these delicious superfoods. They have high levels of amino acids and antioxidants, which will help your muscles recover after a particularly intense workout. The best way to consume them is to toss them in with your post-workout smoothie or shake, as these key minerals are found primarily in their pits.

Contact Us For More Info

Edge BootCamp provides a variety of workout regimes and services including Bridal BootCamp, Personal Training and Summer Sessions. Edge BootCamp has the best personal training and weight loss programs in the Mississauga area. To learn more about the benefits of superfoods, or to find out how a high-intense workout can give you the body you want, contact Edge Bootcamp online or give us a call 647-802-3260.