NUTRITION & SUPPLEMENT
Recommended 5 Tasty Foods to Eat Post-Workout
Many fitness buffs have given more thought to their pre-workout meal than their post-workout one.
Unfortunate, because both are important.
After every workout, the body has to rebuild glycogen stores (for fuel) and repair and regrow muscle proteins that get used up when working out.
Likewise, the body readily absorbs vitamins and minerals. There is no perfect time to take in nutrient dense foods than post-workout.
You deserve a reward for each workout, no doubt.
Here are tasty ways to do that.
WHOLE-WHEAT WRAP with TURKEY and VEGGIES
Carbs used up for fuel during a workout gets replaced by the veggies and the wrap’s fiber-rich grains. You’ll feel energized, lessening your urge to overeat later on.
When you pair your whole-wheat wrap and veggies with protein-rich turkey, you’re complimenting the veggies’ and whole-wheat wrap’s health benefits, not to mention their taste. Protein helps the body repair and build muscle, boosting metabolism in the process.
ALMONDS and ORANGE
The most portable treat ever.
Nuts take care of the protein and healthy fats. It has the added bonus of putting your hunger at bay because of its fiber. Almonds, specifically, are hands-down perfect.
Orange has your carbs requirement, hydration and vitamin C taken cared of.
Who would think that you’ll get such benefits from two small handy, tasty foods?
SMOOTHIE of AVOCADO, BERRIES, and PROTEIN POWDER
Easy to make and easier to digest, it’s no wonder smoothies are part of modern diets.
Toss in some slices of avocado for creaminess to feel full longer. The healthy fats in avocados also help with joint functions, making the aftermath of jumping during workouts pain-free.
To complete your tasty and nutritious post-workout avocado smoothie recipe: mix in a handful of frozen berries and a scoop of your favorite protein powder.
SALMON with OLIVE OIL, CELERY, and GRAPES
Salmon’s omega-3 lessens muscle inflammation and boosts fat burn.
If you fancy a salad using salmon, add celery, grapes, and a few glugs of olive oil.
Want a sandwich instead? Serve your salmon with olive oil, celery and grapes on top of spinach with a whole grain roll. Delicious!
EGGS with BLACK BEANS and BELL PEPPERS
Perfect breakfast for those who work out first thing in the morning.
Protein-packed egg keeps you from overeating the rest of the day.
The black beans add fiber-rich carbs, while the bell peppers give vitamin C.
Now, you have the perfect trio post-workout meal for breakfast.
If you’re always understandably in a hurry during mornings, this is the handy version: keep hard-boiled eggs and eat it with a piece of whole wheat toast and fruit for a healthy, post-workout friendly, tasty on-the-go meal.