Top Seven best Pre-workout foods

1. Oatmeal

Oatmeal is highly recommended for morning or evening workout. Oatmeal gives you a good source of energy and protein which are good for your stomach. Well, you can also add some fruit also with it. Advantage: Oatmeal can lower your Cholesterol Levels and reduces your fats; Disadvantage: if you do not work out or do not do any physical activity oats can produce some gastric swelling in your stomach.

2. Brown rice and Chicken

Brown rice is good for health as it has fewer fats than normal white rice and Chicken gives you energy and high levels of protein. This is an ideal food that you if you are doing a heavy workout like biceps, shoulder and back or any workout where u need to lift weights or bars. Advantage: This food gives absolute energy to workout in the gym and you do not drain out quickly; Disadvantage: if you eat this food and do not do any workout then it may irritate the digestive tract and result in constipation.

3.Protein shakes

These are very common among those who hit the gym. Protein is extremely important for your development of the muscles, bones and even skin. A protein shake is good if you do not receive a satisfactory amount from natural sources. For athletes and people doing regular workouts, it is fine to have a protein shake after a workout, but not every couple of hours but you should not consume protein shake on a daily base. Advantage: You can get instant energy and gives more strength; Disadvantage: Regular consummation of protein shakes can result in kidney problems.


Fruits are always good before as it gives strength and freshness your mood. Banana is highly recommended for gym people as it contains sugar and starch that give energy to the body. It is like adding fuel to the body. Advantage: It is good for health no problem after eating any fruits before a workout; Disadvantage: No disadvantage

5.Peanut Butter/Bagel Sandwich

Yes, you heard it extremely correct. There is no just trick but just opt for whole wheat or multigrain bread for the sandwich and a whole wheat bagel instead. Honey is an excellent source of energy and again it is a natural sugar. In case you’re guessing about the calorie count here then don’t have one, “If you’re working out in the morning then have a brown bread peanut butter sandwich, if you have been fasting for the last eight to nine hours.” Advantage: In this, we get vitamin E and healthy fat which is also needed; Disadvantage: On a daily base, it is not recommended peanut butter does contain a toxin that can have a harmful effect on the body.

6.Energy Bars

Eating a pre-exercise bar means you will have more reserves during a workout and it also good then a protein shake. “Energy bars usually have carbs, healthy fats are something that gives energy to the body. However, make sure your energy/granola bar has a minimum amount of fat, proteins, and fiber. Advantage: You can have a quick bite and go for the workout and u can also have before going to the office Disadvantage: if u keep eating it daily and do not work out or any work you may get fat.

7. Yogurt

Yogurt which is also called dahi. Yogurt is very good for health it doesn’t Have any type of side effects and is always recommended if u want a flat belly. This does not have any type of disadvantage. Advantage: Anytime u can eat and no side effects.


karan chaudhari