Fitness The Best Foods to Eat Before a Workout  

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List of the best foods to eat before a workout, as ranked by personal trainers and food lovers. Going into a workout without first fueling your body with healthy food is a huge mistake. If your body doesn’t get the proper food before a tough workout, you could end up really hurting yourself,especially since food can give you the energy to truly go all out. However, you can’t eat just anything before a workout. You don’t want to go into a workout with a full stomach because it can make exercising uncomfortable. Also, if you consume too many calories before the workout, exercising won’t burn off more than you ate, which is counterproductive.

When choosing a pre-workout meal, it’s important to find the right balance of food. In order to stop fatigue, you should eat something with protein and healthy carbs. Foods with nutrients, antioxidants, and minerals will ensure that your body doesn’t suffer from post-workout pain and inflammation in your joints. As long as you eat a healthy snack or meal before your workout, you can guarantee that you’ll be strong enough to enjoy the exercising.

What are the best foods to eat before a workout? The foods featured on this list will give you all the energy and nutrients needed to have a successful workout, without leaving you feeling uncomfortably full. If you know of foods that are good to eat before a workout that you don't see listed on the top foods to eat before a workout list, make sure to add them.

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107 18
Banana is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Foods to Eat Before a Workout

2
71 11
Egg is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Foods to Eat Before a Workout

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71 12
Oatmeal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Foods to Eat Before a Workout

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59 11
Apple is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Foods to Eat Before a Workout

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52 12
Peanut butter is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Foods to Eat Before a Workout

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38 9
Orange is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Foods to Eat Before a Workout

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42 13
Grape is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Foods to Eat Before a Workout

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39 13
Brown rice is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Foods to Eat Before a Workout

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38 16
Grapefruit is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Foods to Eat Before a Workout

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38 18
Yogurt is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Foods to Eat Before a Workout

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35 16
Smoothie is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Foods to Eat Before a Workout

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30 13
Peach is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Foods to Eat Before a Workout

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32 15
Chicken meat is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Foods to Eat Before a Workout

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26 12
Almond is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Foods to Eat Before a Workout

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28 14
Omelette is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Foods to Eat Before a Workout

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28 15
Cereal is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Foods to Eat Before a Workout

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24 13
Raisin is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Foods to Eat Before a Workout

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21 11
Cinnamon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Foods to Eat Before a Workout

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24 14
Walnut is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Foods to Eat Before a Workout

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19 10
Avocado is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Foods to Eat Before a Workout

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23 15
Toast is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Foods to Eat Before a Workout

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20 14
Tomato is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Foods to Eat Before a Workout

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24 19
Greek yogurt is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Foods to Eat Before a Workout

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19 14
Watermelon is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Foods to Eat Before a Workout

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21 19
Bagel is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Foods to Eat Before a Workout

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18 16
Baked potato is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Foods to Eat Before a Workout

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16 15
Turkey is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Foods to Eat Before a Workout

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23 23
Cottage cheese is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Foods to Eat Before a Workout

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18 19
String cheese is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Foods to Eat Before a Workout

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1 0
Kit Kat is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Foods to Eat Before a Workout
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1 1
Baby Ruth is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Foods to Eat Before a Workout
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14 19
Yam is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Foods to Eat Before a Workout

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0 2
Hershey's Kit Kat Big Kat Bar is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Foods to Eat Before a Workout
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12 18
Jam is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Foods to Eat Before a Workout

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11 17
Milton's Whole Grain Bread is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Foods to Eat Before a Workout

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13 20
Kidney Bean is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Foods to Eat Before a Workout

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12 19
Lentil is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Foods to Eat Before a Workout

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9 16
Brazil nut is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Foods to Eat Before a Workout

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11 19
Hummus is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Foods to Eat Before a Workout

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12 21
Bran is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Foods to Eat Before a Workout

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13 23
Coffee is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Foods to Eat Before a Workout

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11 22
Lean Beef is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Foods to Eat Before a Workout

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8 23
Tofu is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Foods to Eat Before a Workout