Blueberries Like dried fruit, fresh fruit is also good to eat during and after exercise since it contains high GI carbohydrate-packed sugars, which provide energy to muscles in the quickest way possible. Frozen blueberries (often far cheaper than fresh in the supermarket) are brilliant when whizzed up into a post-exercise smoothie to replenish your muscles’Continue reading
Tricked-out deviled eggs Crave something more savory than sweet? Spread 2 tablespoons of hummus on a hard-boiled egg for a snack that’s packed with 9 grams of protein. And yes, include the yolk—it contains crucial amino acids that aid in muscle repair, . Sprinkle the whole thing with chives for extra flavor. This is theContinue reading
Whole-Grain Cereal Looking for something to nosh before you hit the gym? Raid your cereal stash. The healthiest brands contain endurance-boosting complex carbs and muscle-building protein. Sixty minutes before a workout fuel up with a 200-calorie snack: ¾ cup of whole-grain cereal with 4 ounces of fat-free milk. When you eat something before exercising, youContinue reading
Foods You Shouldn’t Eat Before A Workout: Flax Seeds While they are great for your body (and weight loss), flax seeds are full of fiber, which could impede your workout efforts by causing gas and/or bloating.You definitely want to limit the amount of fiber you take in 2 hours before and after exercising. In additionContinue reading
Pre- Workout: Apple Wedges with Almond Butter If it comes down to picking out of the candy dish or an apple for some pre-workout sugar, go for the apple. You’ll avoid a sugar crash mid-lunge while stocking up on vitamins, minerals and antioxidants. To keep your stomach from growling, spread a tablespoon of almond butterContinue reading
Before a Workout: Oatmeal with Fresh Fruit Oatmeal is the workout buddy you never have to nag to exercise. It sticks with you throughout your workout by gradually releasing sugar into your bloodstream. Adding fruit to your bowl will help increase the fluid content of your pre-workout snack, keeping you hydrated.
Before Working Out: A Smoothie Need a snack on-the-go on your way to the gym? Stick with a smoothie. Building your own smoothie blend has a bunch of exercise benefits. Use your favorite sliced fruit, a cup of Greek yogurt and some granola for a thicker consistency. If you’re picking one up, check the labelContinue reading
What to Eat Before Your Workout: Whole Wheat Toast with Sliced Banana and Cinnamon When it comes to gearing up for workout, carbs are your gym BFF. Whole-wheat toast with fruit gives you both types of carbs with the bonus of being super easy to digest. Complex carbs will keep you going, while the banana gives youContinue reading
Welcome to Friday TALKS Food!
Hello, thank you for stopping by my "foodie" world. My name is Nicole Friday and I iLoveFood! I am a "food commentator." By definition a "commentator' is a person who comments on a particular subject. Well, yours truly and my team comment on ALL things food. Here, you will learn about the best food destinations, restaurants, festivals, cool gadgets, delicious recipes, and healthy alternatives. Spotlight interviews of celebrities, authors, athletes and many more are featured monthly. We hope you come back to visit us again because it's definitely a culinary journey at Friday Talks Food!
Always Live Deliciously,
WATCH Nicole Friday’s appearance on Beat Bobby Flay