New research published in the Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research shows that raisins are one of the best pre-workout foods you can get. While many athletes reach for sports gels and drinks to get them through a tough workout, raisins offer many similar benefits, with the added benefit of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants found in the fruit. Raisins contain potassium, iron, copper, manganese, fiber, and protein – all beneficial to the hard-working athlete. Even better news is that raisins contain compounds that can help prevent tooth decay, unlike many snacks containing simple sugars. And, they’re cheap!
So, grab some raisins this summer for your workout, play day, or just as a healthy snack!