Pre Workout Nutrition: Medjool Dates
One of the common misconceptions out there is that bread, potatoes, pastas, and other foods high in carbohydrates are the only foods that should be eaten to provide training energy and aid in recovery. Let us introduce Medjool Dates. The term “superfood” is thrown around somewhat loosely nowadays, foods like spirulina, quinoa, and other nutrient dense foods are known as “superfoods.” One of the less publicized “superfoods” rich in fiber, energy producing carbohydrates, protein, potassium, magnesium, and antioxidants are Medjool Dates.
A serving of Medjool Dates contains 250 calories, 99 percent of which come from carbohydrates (50g). Your brain and muscles use carbohydrates as fuel, making Medjool Dates perfect Pre Workout. A serving also contains 5g of dietary fiber aiding in blood cholesterol levels and helps move waste through the body and prevent LDL Cholesterol (bad type) build up. Dates are also high in potassium, an electrolyte, helping to control heart rate and blood pressure as well as prevent cramping during training, dates are extremely important to include in pre training nutrition.
There have been studies done on dates that have found them to contain cancer preventing minerals and protein containing 23 types of amino acids, more than most other types of fruit. With all of this information we can conclude Medjool Dates are a must have in any meal plan and should especially be consumed pre workout for the benefits of energy production and performance.