Organic Plant-Based, Whole Food Options for Endurance Exercise

Nov 18, 2015 12:13 PM EST | By abbie uychiat

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Fitness junkies would normally look for the best option in terms of their health.  For a grocery stores and whole food shops would normally provide the best option as a wide variety of gu energy gels, supplements, and powders are easily made available. Though it may be the fastest possible option, One Green Planet does have a variety of all organic alternatives that can provide vitamins and minerals that can be derived from plant based food.

Eating during exercise is necessary, in a period of 90 minutes or more. High level of electrolytes and glycogen are often shed which needs to be replaced as soon as possible. In order to refuel, athletes would need to grab a food and drinks that are easily digested which are rich in carbohydrates and minerals.

Bananas are a great example of foods that should be consumed during a strenuous exercise. The fruit is easily digested by the body, giving the individual an energy boost. It is filled with vitamins and minerals which include vitamin C, B, potassium, manganese, copper, and magnesium. Some of the fruits health benefits are relief from menstrual cramps for females; it even improves eye and bone health.

Raisins in nature give the body an assortment of minerals and vitamins which includes potassium, iron, manganese, vitamins C, K, and B. It has high glycemic index which is quickly digested and absorbed by the body.

As per Web Md, Coconut water is a perfect electrolyte fix. It is fully loaded with vitamins and electrolytes, plus the fact that it is all natural and organic. Each coconut water serving is composed of 295mg of potassium which is 15 times the amount of potassium in an average sports drink. Aside from potassium and electrolytes, it also has a high content of sodium, phosphorus, calcium, and magnesium which is what the body needs to fully recover after a heavy work out.

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