Four deliciously simple meals before exercising

You may have wondered if it’s better to work out on an empty stomach or with something in your system. There are studies that favor both arguments, though it really depends on the individual. So, if you are one of those who definitely cannot train on an empty stomach, here are four meal ideas to boost your energy before you get moving. Just remember it is recommended to eat two hours before exercising and don’t forget to drink a glass of water before eating to help activate your metabolism.

Avocado toast with farmer’s cheese

Green gold, as avocados are known in Mexico, is a complete food for athletes since it provides a lot of energy and has healthy fats. Complementing it with fresh cheese will add a rich source of calcium and aid digestion. They are also great after a workout.

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Oatmeal with berries

A simple and nutritious combination. If you eat oatmeal before exercising, you surely won’t feel hungry. It is surprisingly low in calories while being high in minerals, fiber, vitamins, antioxidants, and gluten-free to boot. Add a little cinnamon to improve digestion.

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Bread with peanut butter and banana

Who doesn’t like peanut butter? It’s delicious and full of benefits, since it is a source of protein, good fats, is rich in fiber, and helps you to feel sated for longer. Combine it with bread and banana for some healthy carbohydrates.

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Yogurt with cereal and a piece of chocolate

Yes, you read that right – chocolate! But don’t go buying a bunch of milk chocolate, it’s 100% cocoa that you want. In addition to being a natural anti-inflammatory, it helps both physical and mental recovery, while combining it with yogurt and cereal creates a tasty mixture that reduces fatigue brought on from physical activity.

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