When it comes to what to eat when trying to get fit or shed pounds, there are countless ways to achieve that goal. Some people swear by good old fashioned counting calories, while others insist that forgoing a specific food group is the way to go (many diets from Atkins to Keto, the hot diet du jour, direct followers to skip simple carbs such as white breads and pastas in order to lose weight, for example). However, the key to weight loss isn’t just about eliminating carbs, because carbohydrates are essential. Carbohydrates are the body’s preferred source of energy, which means they constantly need to be restored. Traina Home Grown® explores why carbs are important and why dried fruits, including Traina Home Grown’s® fruitons®, are a great and natural way to restore the body’s carbohydrates.
For those that are trying to lose body fat and increase muscle mass, it’s important to get enough carbohydrates to allow the body to sustain the energy it needs and assist with building muscle. Traina Home Grown’s® fruitons® are a great way to give the body a quick dose of needed carbohydrates before or after a workout that won’t upset the digestive system. When the body breaks down the carbs from dried fruit into glucose, it enables a boost of energy to fuel a workout. Eating carbs before or even during a long workout session can give the body the endurance it needs to finish strong.
Without the boost of glucose provided by the “good carbs,” such as those in dried fruits, the body can lose energy quickly. Athletes refer to the term “hitting the wall” when they feel a sudden loss of energy. This means that their glycogen storage has been severely depleted. Athletes, fitness enthusiasts and anyone looking to get a quick burst, or replenishment, of energy before, during or after a workout can do so quickly, efficiently and deliciously with a handful of Traina Home Grown’s® dried fruit.
Keeping a few bags of individual-sized Traina Home Grown’s® fruitons® dried fruit packages handy in a workout bag, purse or briefcase is a smart way to be prepared for an unexpected energy crash anytime — whether to fuel a workout or fight through that 3:00 p.m. afternoon slump. For recipe ideas, tips on a multitude of ways to include dried fruits into any meal and more, visit www.trainafoods.com.