The temperatures are dropping and you're in the mood for those foods that make you feel warm and toasty. Did you know that eating a bowl of low-sodium chicken noodle soup is also good for your winter workout?
Sports nutritionists say it's important to know what foods work best when you're working out during the winter months. Soups, like chicken noodle, are good choices. The sodium helps replace the electrolytes you lost, according to doctors at the Cleveland Clinic.
Other good choices are black or green teen. They are rich in anti-oxidants and are known to fight muscle soreness.
It's always a good idea to think about what you're going to eat before your workout, says Kate Patton, R.D. "No matter what time of the year, if you're exercising first thing in the morning and its less than 60 minutes, then its not absolutely necessary to eat anything," she said, "But if its first thing in the morning and you are going to be exercising greater than 60 minutes, then I would recommend having some type of carbohydrate-containing snack."