10 FOODS AND DRINKS TO AVOID WHEN WORKING OUT

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Been going to the gym for a while and don’t seem to be noticing any changes? Or are you about to start working out for the first time and have no idea what foods will compliment your regime? It can be difficult to understand what to eat and what to avoid when trying to get in shape, but look no further as we are going to count down the top 10 foods and drinks to avoid whilst on a workout regimen.

10.PROCESSED MEATS

No workout regimen is worthwhile without the intake of proteins, with processed meats generally having this in abundance. However,  they are not as helpful as they appear. Processed meats often come with nasty stuff added to the ingredients, such as colourant or flavouring in the form of nitrates, along with a huge amount of salt. These extras actually make the processed meats unhealthy, with prolonged intake potentially causing some cancers and even heart disease.

For a healthier alternative to processed meats, try something leaner such as chicken or turkey breasts.

9.ENERGY DRINKS

These quick fix energy drinks are supposed to be an easy way to boost yourself into doing a good solid workout routine, and also giving you a bit of perk in the morning before the gym, but have you ever stopped to think what is in them? Some brands of energy drinks contain upwards of 78 grams of sugar, which is the equivalent of 20 tea spoons! Hardly good for those who are counting calories. Another nasty surprise within these energy drinks is the caffeine content. With some having only a modest 30mg per can some can boast a whopping 570mg of the stuff, or 14 cups of coffee in a single serving!

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Our advice? Avoid.

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