By Laurel House, Planet Green
If you want to get a really good workout, you have to remember to fuel it. It may seem counter-intuitive, but consuming some calories before, during and after your workout will actually help you to burn more calories. Conveniently, the greatest foods for fueling your green exercise are often the greenest: natural, whole, organic local foods.
Food is your body’s fuel. But don’t just go out and grab a candy bar and consider yourself adequately gassed up. Though they aren’t called “candy bars,” many of your favorite “energy” and “protein” bars are loaded with just as much sugar as a chocolate bar. So how do you know what’s “healthy” when it comes to the best food to fuel your workout? If it’s green it’s good (at least most of the time).
Generally speaking, green foodsóconsisting of organic, nutrient-rich ingredients, are the most efficient and effective source for sustained energy throughout your workout, while supporting more effective muscle strengthening, calorie and fat burn.