Sports and exercise are ways to take care of ourselves while we challenge ourselves. Each day of training is an opportunity to meet goals and overcome obstacles.
Sometimes it's too hot, sometimes we sleep poorly or it's just not our best time. There are many things we cannot control as athletes. But there is one fundamental thing we can control: our food!
The diet of athletes can be your best ally. We recommend you some healthy snacks that, besides being delicious, will help you.
Nuts and dried fruits to your liking
Nuts and dried fruits are magic. Their size is discreet, but they bring an impressive amount of energy. For the same reason, they are ideal as pre-workout snacks: cashews, almonds, hazelnuts, macadamia, pistachios and the list goes on.
Oatmeal, oatmeal and more oatmeal
The queen of cereals is oats - impossible to doubt! Of all cereals, it is the one that provides us with the most protein and, because it is a complex carbohydrate, its absorption is slow. This means that it gives us a prolonged energy and makes us feel satisfied for a good while. If you prefer to exercise in the morning, you can eat it at breakfast, and if you need to take it with you, you can use it as a base to prepare some energy bars.
Yes. You read it well: chocolate. Besides giving us the good mood we are so grateful for, cocoa provides a good dose of energy. There are many presentations: bitter, semi-bitter, with almonds, with goji and many more. And it can be in the category of sweet snacks that make our day.
If you're looking for high-protein snacks, you can't help but try this superfood: the spirulina algae. It has benefits for energy and helps us develop stamina. It comes from a plant and in each gram it contains 200% more protein than a gram of meat. It's crazy! Due to its strong taste, we recommend you to consume it in your smoothies.