The best pre-workout foods

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No, it is NOT okay to exercise on an empty stomach unlike what many believe. Fitness expert Nisha Verma tells you the best foods to eat before a workout.

1.When it comes to gearing up for your workout, carbs are your gym’s BFF. The key is to have a mixed bag of complex and simple carbs so that the release of energy during your workout is slow and steady throughout your routine. Always eat an hour prior to training.

2. If you are exercising early morning, your best bet is a banana or any whole fruit with wholewheat toast.

3. No time to eat an hour before? Grab something on-the-go. A smoothie is your best bet. Make one using your favourite sliced fruit  and low-fat yoghurt.

4.  If exercising post work hours is your thing, grab a sandwich filled with veggies, to load up on energy.

5. Stay hydrated through the course of a workout. Sip on water at regular intervals, and even after you finished working out. Your best post workout hydration fix? Tender coconut water.

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