What kind of foods would help you keep your energy for longer while exercising?

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grains only irritate the gut as they are not digestible by us humans (but not many people know this) sugar is the purest source of fuel for the cells to produce good energy, Sugar in the form of ripe fruit, and cane sugar will keep your blood sugar levels stable throughout but eating alone is not advised. Always eat protein, carbs and fat together, So a great combo is a milkshake 160z of milk, add honey or fruit for carbs a raw egg for pure protein (as long as the source is free range) and also a table spoon of coconut oil for fat and blend up drink slowly this can be pre exercise meal and post. This is answer will sound very different to everyone else.
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Complex Carbohydrates - Brown Pasta, Rice, Bread ect
Dear anaisa,
The best kinds of food to eat as a pre -exercise meals are food that are high in carbohydrate and easily digestible because carbohydrate are the major source of glycogen which is a fuel for muscle. This should be eaten at least one hour to digest before exercise. Try and avoid much of protein and fat which are slow in digesting.
As a rule of thumb, solid meals like bread, potatoes,pasta, cereal with milk, toast bread& peanut butter, lean meat and cheese should be eaten 2 to 4 hours before exercise and snack or high carbohydrate energy drink like energy bar, yoghurt, fresh fruits like banana, pineaple and fluid replacement should be taken 1 to 3 hours before exercise.
The nature of the exercise ,its intensity and duration will determine amount of food eaten and should be eaten well in advance to build up the glycogen stored in the muscle
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The two best time periods for pre-training meals are 2 to 4 hours before training and then another meal 30 to 60 minutes before exercise. Consuming carbohydrates can be very helpful as they increase the level of blood insulin and act as fuel to provide strength and energy during the training session.
According to a number of studies eating 2 to 4 hours before training can really improve the results. Suggested items for the best foods for energy before training include 8 to 16 ounces of fluids such as syrup and juices, pancakes, cereals, bananas, and one or two slices of toast with jam or fruit toppings. Other possibilities include milk, energy bars and yogurt.
i also like a pre training coffee too
good luck
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