Carbohydrate – aka ‘carbs’ – are our main source of energy. In order to have sufficient energy for our upcoming training workout, we should eat carbs beforehand. A slow digesting carb source is recommended about 45 minutes prior to your workout to allow your body to slowly digest it before your workout. A good example of these types of carbs are oats and banana.
Carbs are also needed after your workout to restore glycogen stores.Ideally, you should wait about 45 minutes after your workout before consuming.
Remember that carbs = fuel for your workout!