The Best Snack Before a Workout

toast and bananasBelieve it or not, carbs are your BFF when it’s time to hit the gym. You need energy for your workout, so you need a good balance between complex and simple carbs that are easy on the digestive system, too.

Bananas are known for their potassium.

The whole wheat bread will keep you moving throughout your sweat fest.

Stick to two tablespoons of peanut butter if you are looking to gain lean muscle. Double-check your serving size because more often than not, we tend to eat way too much and never, ever swap it for the reduced-fat variety, which is higher in sugar.

And what about the cinnamon? Studies have shown this spice is linked to blood sugar stabilization and improving the function of the brain, which comes in handy when putting together your coaches fancy footwork.