• Eating before working out- should you do it?

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    Here are some great foods you can eat to increase performance:

    Branch Chain Amino Acids. BCAA'S consist of Leucine, Isoleusine and Valine. Research shows that consuming BCAA's before, during and after your workout can increase protein synthesis, muscle growth and fat loss. BCAA's will also increase time to fatigue, decrease muscle soreness, increase insulin sensitivity and improve reaction time.

    Organic Agave. Agave is a good pre-workout carbohydrate energy source due to its low glycemic index and the fact that it doesn't raise blood triglyceride levels.
    Organic Red Beet Juice. Helps to dilate blood vessels and deliver oxygen to cells. Can increase endurance by as much as 16%.

    Taurine. An aminoblood flow and oxygen transport to working muscles. acid with antioxidant properties, taurine has been shown to decrease lactate accumulation which can impede endurance and also reduce oxidative stress.

    Kola Nut. Contains caffeine (one of my favorite workout boosters). Caffeine mobilizes fat stores and stimulates working muscles to use fat as fuel. This delays depletion of muscle glycogen allowing for prolonged exercise. Caffeine also promotes alertness and wakefulness and can improve mood.

    Coconut water. Contains electrolytes (sodium, potassium and chloride) that affect your body's level of hydration. Staying properly hydrated is critical for performance.
    Creatine. Creatine improves strength, power and performance.

    Rhodiola. Rhodiola improves endurance and decreases inflammation.
    Vitamin B1. B1 decreases lactate levels and optimizes nervous system and muscle functioning.

    Magnesium. Magnesium supports muscle strength.
    Appleboost. Appleboost is derived from apple peels and improves blood flow and oxygen transport to working muscles. Apple peels also contain ursolic acid, a compound thought to increase muscle mass Show less
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