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5 Of the Best Foods to Make Your Workout More Effective and Lose Weight

By Andrew Alpin, 13 June 2017

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Regardless of all the miracle cures and remedies to lose weight, exercise has no substitute. Exercise helps you remain healthy, oxygenates your body, improves your circulation and builds up energy. It also strengthens your muscles and contributes to muscle growth. If you are habituated in exercising regularly be it at the gym or at home, you need to eat healthy to nourish your body and replenish the calories that you burn. While burning calories are essential to weight loss, the right food is necessary to help support your exercise regime by supplying your body with essential nutrients for energy and muscle synthesis so that your muscles gain the right foods for recovery. Here are five foods good for workouts being healthy options for fuel and nourishment before and after exercise as compiled by weight watcher magazine experts.

1 Quinoa

Quinoa is gluten free so you don’t have to worry about the gluten issue here. Quinoa is also a rich source of magnesium necessary for energy production. The biggest advantage of quinoa is that it is one of the rare vegetarian foods that provide you with all essential amino acids required by the body for protein development. Quinoa is a fantastic substitute of animal protein and one of the best foods for workouts. You can blend quinoa into your protein shake, make quinoa bars or consume it with stuffed courgettes as a healthy post workout meal.

Quinoa

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2 Sweet Potato

For an HIIT workout (High-Intensity Interval Training), like spin classes, a post workout meal of sweet potato is a great choice as it provides you with carbs and protein for energy and muscle recovery. Sweet potato also contains vitamin C and beta-carotene good for the health of connective tissue.

Sweet Potato

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