The Best Snacks to Eat Before and After a Workout

Watermelon: 92% water, 23g of carbs per 2-cup serving, rich in L-citrulline for improved blood flow and reduced muscle soreness.

Raisins: Compact carb-dense nuggets, 129 calories, 34g of carbs in a ¼-cup serving, a nutritious alternative to sports gummies.

Bananas: Sweet, portable, easily digestible, provide carbs and potassium, effective pre-workout snacks.

Cottage Cheese: Post-workout snack, 14g of protein, 1.4g of leucine in a ½-cup serving, contains sodium for electrolyte replenishment.

Fruit Smoothies: Rehydrating and recovery-boosting, polyphenols in fruits enhance post-exercise recovery, try flavors like Strawberry-Chocolate or Cherry-Berry.

Chocolate Milk: More hydrating than water, ideal carb-to-protein ratio for glycogen replenishment and muscle recovery, a touted recovery beverage.

Cocoa in Smoothies: Incorporate cocoa in your smoothies for polyphenols with antioxidant properties, aiding in post-exercise recovery.