Free-radical killing, cell-strengthening blueberries are the third food in our series on workout foods. Best raw or dried this native North American fruit is also a major winner in fibre content and studies have linked the blueberry to better urinary tract health and better vision. A half a cup added to cereal, yogurt or smoothies will give you 45g of carbs or about an hours worth of jet fuel for your workout.
Why pay for a gel pack when four dates will do the same thing for much less? As much as 60g of good glycogen-boosting carbs, 600+mg of potassium and healthy concentrations of iron, copper and zinc. Add them to pasta sauces, rice dishes and salads or eat them on their own they will help you make it through those tough workouts.