8 Best Foods to Get You Through Your Workout

Make sure you snack on some of these foods before you hit the gym

Eating specific foods can help fuel your body making your workout stronger.

Before the squats, lunges, and bar bells, it's important to get the right nutrition. Eating specific foods can help fuel your body making your workout stronger — and make you feel better during and after the gym. We've compiled a list of foods high in the right vitamins and minerals that you need to maintain your strength and energy throughout your workout.

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Whether you work out first thing in the morning or after work in the evening, try snacking on some of these foods beforehand. Almonds are an easy on-the-go snack and can help give your muscles the power they need to keep your workout going strong.

Avoid super sugary foods so you don't crash midway through working out, but get your sweets from a piece of dark chocolate or dried fruit. The dark chocolate can help keep your blood sugar levels stay balanced and the dried fruits contain natural sugars, which can help give you an energy boost.

It's always important to eat a healthy and balanced diet, but before a workout a healthy snack is crucial. Before you hit the gym next, make sure you eat some of these foods to have the best possible workout.


Snack on a bowl of oatmeal before working out. The oatmeal will hold you over until the end of class, but not weigh you down with carb overload.


This green fruit is full of magnesium and potassium, which helps your muscles function. Plus, it’s a nutrient-dense food, which means it will sustain you well through your workout. Try mixing avocado into a smoothie or spreading some on toast.

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Emily Jacobs is the Recipe editor at The Daily Meal. Follow her on Twitter @EmilyRecipes.