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Named 10 foods that should not be eaten before training

Elena KozlovaLS Food
Dairy products take a long time to digest
Dairy products take a long time to digest

Fatigue and a drop in energy during a workout are very often caused by poor nutrition. Sweets, spicy foods, vegetables, and juices are some of the foods that can contribute to this.

According to nutritionist Emanuela Russo, eating the right foods in the right amounts affects the quality of exercise and improves resilience, vanityfair.it reports.

Named 10 foods that should not be eaten before training

The basic rule to follow is to get the right amount of energy and nutrients to meet your metabolic needs and maintain stable blood sugar levels. On the other hand, food before physical activity should be easily digestible and nutritious.

Mistakes before training

Eating too much should be avoided, as it significantly increases digestion time and jeopardizes performance during exercise.

On the other hand, skipping meals is also a mistake because you may not have enough energy for a full workout. When the body is deficient in nutrients, it will recover energy first from glycogen stores and then from protein, which contributes to muscle loss.

In addition, it is important not to run out of water, as even a small amount of it can resist fatigue and muscle cramps.

Foods to avoid before training

Snacks and sweets

They contain a lot of sugar and fat, which is why they take a long time to digest. They also have a negative impact on blood sugar levels.

Vegetables

Eating vegetables before training can cause intestinal problems. They contain a large amount of fiber, which slows down digestion.

Pizza

Pizza is a good source of carbohydrates, but compared to regular bread, it contains more fat and salt. In particular, pizza with the addition of mozzarella and sausages will take a very long time to digest.

Potato chips

They contain a lot of salt and fat, which slow down digestion.

Spicy foods

Although they have a reputation for aiding digestion, spicy foods can cause an increase in acidity and a burning sensation.

Dairy products

Dairy products (except yogurt) take a long time to digest. It is better to avoid them before training.

Carbonated drinks

They contain a high concentration of simple sugars that are quickly absorbed and cause changes in blood sugar levels.

Packaged fruit juices

They contain high amounts of sugar.

Energy drinks

They contain sugar and caffeine, which give only a fleeting feeling in terms of energy. In fact, this mixture causes blood sugar levels to fluctuate dramatically.

Pumpkin seeds

Seeds, especially if not chewed, can cause intestinal problems.

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