Physical exercise – What to eat first?

Physical exercise – What to eat first?

Regular exercise is very important for your health.

Do you have questions about what foods to eat before your workout?

Don’t know if you should eat x food and then get sick or don’t eat and fall into weakness? We are here to help you and show you the best snacks you can eat before exercising!

Which snacks and foods will be the most suitable to eat before a physical exercise session?

It is important to emphasize that, before doing physical exercise, you should eat foods rich in energy but low in fat, such as carbohydrates.

Our suggestions are:

  • Whole grain bread
  • cereal bar
  • Soy yogurt / skyr
  • Fruit
  • Cereals

You should eat one hour before exercising.

What not to eat before exercising?

According to some experts, there are five types of food that should be avoided because they are difficult to digest.

  • legumes
  • Vegetables like Brussels sprouts, broccoli, and cauliflower
  • Foods high in fat
  • ultra-processed foods
  • Foods high in refined sugar
  • Alcohol

data adapted from:: https://www.must.jornaldenegocios.pt/estilo/detalhe/5-alimentos-a-evitar-antes-do-exercicio-fisico e https://www.cuf.pt/mais-saude/o-que-comer-antes-e-depois-do-treino