5 snacks to always have in your tennis/workout bags
Fruit/Super Snacks- Fruit provide all kinds of vitamins and minerals, but the potassium in fruits (bananas and oranges specifically)helps to prevent muscle cramps.A banana would be a prefect snack during a match or practice as it will keep your blood sugar levels steady and provide a quick energy boost. Berries such as rasberries, blackberries, and blueberries are a great source of antioxidants. Pro Tip: Pack your fruit in reusable containers, and peel your orange in advance to avoid making a mess on the tennis court during your play.
ProteinBar- My personal favorite bar right now is GoMacro Bars. If you are looking for a nutrient filled bar that will keep you filled for a long time, look for bars that have more fiber.
Dark chocolate- This is good news for chocolate lovers. Dark chocolate (more than 70%) is loaded with antioxidants and minerals such as zinc. Studies have showed that zinc can help improve hand eye coordination. A small piece of dark chocolate is a must in your tennis bag for the extra boost!
Nuts and Seeds (Almonds, Cashews, Walnuts, Pumpkin Seeds, Sunflower Seeds)- Nuts and seeds are a healthy source of fiber, fat, and anti-inflammitory nutrients. Nuts and seeds also are a healthy source of zinc.
Electrolytes-Having a form of electrolytes to ingest quickly is important in your tennis bag. Electrolytes help to regulate nerve and muscle function, hydrate the body, balance blood acidity, and rebuild damage tissue. You can mix drinking both water and electrolytes on hot and humid days. There are many options for powders or tablets, but some of our favorites are Gatorade Thirst Quencher Powder or Nuun Hydration.