14 Best Foods for Better Workout Results, According to Experts
By Olivia Tarantino (Eat This, Not That)
Sip your way to better workout results. "Matcha is extremely high in antioxidants that fight free radicals which contribute to cellular DNA damage. [The green tea] also has a thermogenic effect that increases your body's rate of calorie burn, so matcha before a workout can increase the overall effectiveness of the workout in helping you get to your fitness goals if dropping unwanted pounds is part of it for you. It also increases your brain's ability to concentrate and handle stress, which boosts your mood," says ACE-certified Fitness Expert and AND/life app creator, Andrea Marcellus, CPT. Green tea is one of our favorite drinks. And it does much more than support exercise performance: 7 Amazing Benefits of Drinking Green Tea.
"Avocados are the superfood of all superfoods. It has more potassium than bananas, making it an excellent post-workout snack," says Marcellus. She notes that the fatty fruit comes with additional health benefits beyond improving workout results, such as improving heart health, supporting digestion, boosting your mood, and managing blood pressure. We go into more details in What Happens to Your Body When You Eat an Avocado.