Press: The Healthy features Sarah Currie – 10 Best Foods to Maximize Your Workout Results

Our very own Sarah Currie was featured by The Healthy on their article 10 Best Foods to Maximize Your Workout Results


“If you want to burn fat, you need a hard workout, and you need some carbs to get you through the class,” says Sarah Currie RD… This article from The Healthy discusses the importance of consuming the right foods to fuel your workouts and ensure optimal performance. It highlights several key food options that can help boost your energy levels, support muscle growth, and aid in recovery:

  1. Bananas: A great source of natural sugars, potassium, and carbohydrates, bananas provide quick energy and help maintain muscle function.
  2. Oats: Rich in complex carbohydrates and fiber, oats provide a steady stream of energy during workouts and help maintain blood sugar levels.
  3. Grilled chicken: A lean protein source, grilled chicken aids in muscle repair and growth, making it an ideal post-workout meal.
  4. Greek yogurt: High in protein and calcium, Greek yogurt can support muscle growth and bone health.
  5. Berries: Packed with antioxidants, berries help combat inflammation and promote muscle recovery after workouts.
  6. Almonds: These nutrient-dense nuts provide healthy fats, protein, and vitamin E, which can boost energy levels and support muscle health.
  7. Salmon: Rich in omega-3 fatty acids and protein, salmon aids in muscle repair and reduces inflammation.
  8. Quinoa: A complete protein and complex carbohydrate source, quinoa provides sustained energy and supports muscle growth.
  9. Dark chocolate: In moderation, dark chocolate offers antioxidants and may improve blood flow, which can enhance exercise performance.

The article emphasizes the importance of choosing nutrient-rich foods to fuel workouts, ensuring optimal performance, and supporting recovery.


Read the original article at: https://www.thehealthy.com/exercise/foods-for-workouts/