Eating a sugary treat prior to a workout can improve your performance compared to just having a glass of water beforehand. However, eating a nutrient rich meal a few hours before the workout will help you even more.
What you need to know:
Sugar is a simple carbohydrate and is broken down easily by the body. That’s why it’s referred to as a quick fuel. However, it’s better to mix in proteins, as well as nutrients from fruit and vegetables that help rebuild tissues after exercise.