What’s so good about this Healthy Pre-Workout Gel?Coffee: Caffeine has been consistently shown to increase your metabolism during exercise, leading to an improved and a more focused workout, plus improved fat burning. Chia: Known as Indian Running Food, these tiny nutritional power packs contain slow release carbohydrates. These feed your energy over a sustained period instead of spiking it and making you flag halfway through your run or workout. They’re also a good source of amino acids to help repair muscles and electrolytes to help with hydration levels. Raw Cacao: Raw chocolate beans contain chemicals that make you feel good and more motivated to exercise. They’re also known to reduce the development of DOMS – delayed onset muscle soreness – or the muscle pain you get the day after the day that you train hard. Coconut Oil: A food source of MCTs– medium chain triglycerides – which feed our cells, giving us more energy, boosting metabolism and increasing fat burning. It’s also thought that they help to spare proteins i.e. our muscles, while we exercise.
What about sugar for energy?Having lots of carbohydrates or sugars in the form of fruit, bread, maltodextrin, dextrose, glucose etc. can actually stop you from losing body fat while you exercise because they spike insulin levels, which effectively lock fat into fat cells.
Mr Vitamins' Healthy Workout Gel Recipe
- 150ml Hot Fresh Black Coffee
- 2-3 tsp Chia seeds (or more if you like it thick)
- 2 tsp Loving Earth Chocolate Coconut Butter