What To Eat After An Intense Workout?
2019 is finally here and it’s time to start work on your new exercise goals.
But before you get too far into January, bear in mind that your workout doesn’t stop when you exit the gym.
Choosing the right food to eat after your workout can help you recover more quickly, build muscle, and get ready for your next workout.
Here’s a quick guide to making the most of your post-workout nutrition:
1. Drink Water
Drinking enough water before, during, and after your workout can help with recovery and your next day’s performance. Professional athletes sometimes watch out for their body weight before and after a workout to see how much water they might need to replace. But your urine color can also do the trick if you observe it — pale yellow is exactly what you want.
2. Electrolyte Drink
The level of your workout and the temperature of the environment also says a lot, if its too intense, you may also need an electrolyte drink to get back sodium and potassium lost in your sweat.
3. Take Meals That Can Be Digested Easily
When selecting foods to eat after your workout, look for foods that can easily be digested to fasten nutrient absorption. You should also focus on whole foods that are packed with other micronutrients. Carbohydrates like chia seed pudding, crackers e.t.c Protein like chocolate milk, cottage cheese e.t.c
4. Do Not Exclude Fats
When you exercise, your muscles use their glycogen energy stores. Some of the muscle proteins also get damaged, especially during intense workouts. Eating the right combination of carbohydrates, protein, vitamins, and minerals can repair muscle proteins. People also shouldn’t exclude some healthy fats in their diet. I think most people are in need of more healthy fats to help take in the fat-soluble vitamins. What you eat after a workout depends on the duration and intensity of exercise. The type of exercise is also important.
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