10 essential foods for the body when "playing" sports power bicycles
by Vy Nhat on Jun 06, 2023
After each journey with your beloved power-assisted bicycle, surely many of you will feel your body is tired and do not want to do anything else.
Science has proven that with 1 hour of cycling you will burn about 400 calories. Therefore, to help your body return to a healthy state after the trip and increase cycling performance, you need to provide and replenish energy before and after each ride. Here are tips from experts on 10 foods that can quickly restore the body and dispel fatigue, ADO E-bike would like to share with you:
Foods you should add before exercising:
- Pomegranate juice:
To reduce the possibility of muscle damage, you should drink pomegranate juice before and after each training session, because pomegranate juice contains polyphenol antioxidants that have the function of reducing muscle tension during muscle movement. and speed up recovery.
Coffee helps improve alertness, focus during exercise because the amount of caffeine contained in coffee beans helps cyclists increase performance during exercise. However, you should not drink too much coffee, it will cause nervous tension, distraction, and hunger when cycling.
- Celery enhances cardiovascular activity:
According to nutritionist at the University of Exeter Andy Jones, “Celery contains a lot of inorganic nitrates, which in the body converts to nitric oxide (NO), which helps the body increase the ability of the body to pump blood and distribute oxygen to the muscles. corn, as well as being more efficient.” Athletes preparing for cycling tournaments often eat celery before the race to bring high results in competition.
Eggs are a very useful food to help strengthen muscles because egg yolks contain a large amount of fat, vitamins and minerals.
Foods you should add after exercise:
- Salmon is one of the foods that help you fight muscle inflammation:
Salmon contains omega-3 fatty acids that help reduce muscle inflammation and is high in prostaglandins (a compound that is known to cause swelling and inflammation). In addition, the amount of protein contained in salmon supports quick recovery, and vitamins D, B6, B12 increase energy in your body.
- Sweet potato:
Sweet potatoes are an ideal carbohydrate source to help you restore lost glycogen after a long trip. In addition, sweet potatoes are rich in fiber, beta-carotene, vitamin C, manganese, and potassium.
- Energy gel:
Energy gel is an extremely convenient product to help you recover quickly in a short time during and after long-distance cycling. You can use energy gels that are popular with cyclists such as: GU, Hammer Nutrition,...
Especially in chicken breast contains a large amount of protein to help your body recover quickly. With 100g of chicken will provide about 18g of protein and important amino acids that help the body convert protein into energy. By combining chicken with some other carbohydrate rich foods helps the body regain balance and recover faster.
When you exercise with high intensity, your body will sweat, lose water and reduce cycling performance. Therefore, electrolytes salt and minerals – sodium, chloride, potassium, magnesium, calcium, phosphate will help the body recover faster during cycling. Most seasoned cyclists and professional cyclists are familiar with electrolytes during and after a workout. You can use commercially available electrolyte drinks such as Pocarisweat, Revice, Aquarius...
- Chocolate milk:
Chocolate milk helps to strengthen, replenish glycogen, provide important nutrients: potassium, calcium, vitamin D and along with the necessary amount of protein.
The above foods will help you recover health and supplement the necessary nutrients for your body when playing sports power bicycles.
The most important and necessary nutrient before starting, while riding and after cycling is water, so you need to provide an adequate amount of water.
Absolutely do not use carbonated water, fast food and indigestible foods before playing sports bike!
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