Snacks to Have on the (Pokémon) GoAugust 15, 2016
Recommending a high protein low-carb diet to computer game adherence might be a bit of a stretch, but if Pokémon Go inflames your competitive urges you’ll want to squeeze every drop of energy, endurance and focus out of your meals. To get you ahead of your mates, and keep you there, here’s our tongue in cheek guide to fuelling up for Pokémon hunters.
Much of your Pokémon hunting will occur between work hours, so a boost of energy and motivation may be called for. For many people this means getting a good dose of vitamin B. Vitamins and minerals are best absorbed through food rather than supplements, so tuck in to foods such as beans, salmon, whole grains and fish. As always, fresh will give you the most return.
Vitamin C is a shorter term energy booster, and won’t punish you with a sugar crash down the track. Oranges are the most well-known vitamin C hit, but don’t forget other sources such as broccoli, papaya, strawberries and fermented foods such as sauerkraut.
Heading from Pokéstop to Pokéstop can be hard to maintain if you’ve weighed yourself down with a heavy meal. Stick away from casseroles and anything that sits in your belly whilst it digests, as these will also draw blood to your digestive organs and away from the rest of your body. Keep it low in fats and high in lean protein and complex carbohydrates, and try to eat a good few hours before you need to be at peak performance.
Rest and Recover
Reports of Pokémon Go players suffering minor bruising and scratching appeared quickly after release, and seem to have more credence than the mild moral hysteria that gripped the mainstream media for 48 hours.
In case of Augmented Reality induced injuries, you’ll need to keep your body primed for healing and regeneration. Good foods for tissue recovery include anything high in Omega-3 fatty acids (such as salmon and chia seeds. Proteins are great for rebuilding muscles, with eggs being a great source.
Following all of these tips will keep you in fine Pokémon hunting form. But, let’s be honest with ourselves, Pokemon Go is not (yet) an Olympic sport. If it’s Pikachu Chocolate roll cake that gets you motivated, then go for it!