Using Honey to Enhance Exercise and Athletic Activities August 25 2016
Honey provides 17 grams of carbohydrates per tablespoon, making it an excellent source of energy for your body.
Use honey before your workout.
Nutritionists recommend eating carbs before exercising for an added energy boost. If eaten prior to working out, the honey is released into the system at a steady rate throughout the event.
Consume honey during your workout.
This can help your muscles stay nourished longer and will delay fatigue. There is no need for supplements when you can enjoy pure, raw honey. Try mixing some honey into your water bottle for a tasty and beneficial addition.
Eat honey after you exercise.
Research shows that consuming a combo of carbs and protein within 30 minutes of exercise is ideal to decrease delayed-onset muscle soreness. Honey is the perfect carbohydrate to use!
Some tasty tips...
- Add honey to your water bottle for a great way to stay hydrated while providing yourself with a natural energy boost.
- Snacks are a great way to add extra fruits and vegetables to your diet. Try mixing peanut butter and honey, or honey and light cream cheese, as a dip for fresh fruits or vegetables.
- Peanut butter and honey sandwiches on whole wheat bread are the perfect combo of carbohydrates, protein and fat. We love San Diego Honey Company Vanilla Bean Infused Honey for our peanut butter sandwiches.