- Providing energy.
- Supplying fluids for hydration to keep the body cool.
- Providing nutrients.
- Promoting recovery after exercise.
Instead of reaching for candy or stopping in at a drive thru, consider including these 3 in your snack routine for your next skate session:
Chocolate Milk 🍫
Chocoholics, rejoice! Chocolate milk has actually become a go-to part of any post-workout meal for athletes because it has a 4 to 1 ratio of carbohydrates to proteins. It is also packed with vitamins! It’s ideal to drink chocolate milk between 30 to 45 minutes after you do any other type of physical activity to maximize the benefits.
Oranges have been the favorite halftime snack of soccer basically since the start of the sport. They bring a quick boost of energy with their natural sugar, and also give Vitamin C and hydration boosts. They’re also a great source of potassium, which means they’re a good snack for fueling your time on the skating rink!
Bananas offer many of the same benefits of oranges! You can also spruce them up by adding peanut butter, fruit butter, or a protein. Bananas are an instant energy boost with plenty of potassium. They also have a decent bit of magnesium in them. Magnesium loss can cause cramps, weakness, and muscle twitching, so it’s best to keep that magnesium level up when exercising.
Picking out the best snacks to fuel any kind of activity can be difficult, but it’s important to choose wisely so you feel your best out on the rink and as you recover! If you’re in Moore, Oklahoma, we’d love to see you on the rink at Skate Moore. Check out our summer hours and pricing!