Jacky’s Nutrition Spot: Nutrition before, during and after exercise

Fuelling your body is important, especially when you exercise. For those that have recently taken part in our fitness testing session you will have been given a ‘recovery’ banana afterwards, check out some more ideas below for foods to eat before, during and after exercise to help you refuel.

Snacks eaten before a session should be high in slowly absorbed carbohydrate (a low glycaemic index). The best choices are those based on milk, wholegrains or fruit, for example:

food collage 1

After training aim to have a snack high in rapidly absorbed carbohydrate (a high glycaemic index). This is the one time when sugary, processed foods are more appropriate:

food collage 2


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