The Best Pre-Run Snack
This is one of my favourite pre-workout snacks. It has to be eaten at least two hours before your workout !
1 slice of wholemeal sourdough bread or rye crackers
1 heaped teaspoon peanut butter
Top with sliced bananas
1/2 tsp honey
Slightly toast the bread, smear with peanut butter. Then top with sliced banana and drizzle with honey.
You can sprinkle some cinnamon to get in an additional anti-inflammatory in the snack, helping you recover quicker with less muscle soreness ! :))
This snack combines simple and complex carbohydrates which are needed to fuel your run, meaning it will keep you fueled and energised for a longer time.
Peanut butter is an amazing ! It is a great source of energy and proteins for runners. High in arginine, a protein important during exercise. It is a precursor for nitric oxide. This protein helps open blood vessels, allowing for better blood flow and circulation throughout the body and especially to active muscles. Blood carries with them oxygen, giving muscles a breath of fresh air during physical activities. The proteins found in peanuts also helps to repair damaged tissues and cells and muscles making a perfect food for after a run as well. Recent research shows that arginine may also help decrease the size of these white fat cells and increase muscle mass/retention –a definite plus when trying stay fit and lean.
Excellent source of vitamin E a powerful anti-oxidant, B-complex groups of vitamins such as riboflavin, niacin, thiamin, pantothenic acid, vitamin B-6, and folates. 100 g of peanuts provide about 85% of RDI of niacin, which contribute to brain health and blood flow to brain. Rich in copper, manganese, potassium, calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, and selenium
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