After a workout, a meal with macronutrients protein and carbohydrates are key! Together, they will help the body replenish depleted glycogen stores and promote a higher muscle recovery rate.
Let us fill you in on a secret... consuming raw eggs is unnecessary. Eating eggs cooked actually allows your body to absorb twice the amount of protein from them!
Forget sports drinks. Did you know Orange juice is just as sufficient for recovery and hydration? Plus, you will get the added bonus of getting much more potassium. Potassium acts as an electrolyte which will help the body restore its fluid levels after a workout.
Bananas are a fast acting carb, the type that are excellent post workout. Bananas will restore glycogen levels which help rebuild and recover damaged muscles. Also, like orange juice are high in potassium.
Salmon is not only high in protein but contain healthy fats (Omega 3's) and another food naturally high in Vitamin D. The Omega 3's will help rebuild muscles due to it's anti inflammatory properties.
All berries are packed with antioxidant. Antioxidants protect the body from free radicals. Blueberries have been shown to boost (triple) recovery rate after you workout.
Pineapple act as an anti inflammatory. This is because it contains bromelain. The enzyme bromelain also aids in digestions. Pineapples are also high in vitamin C, a component in repairing tissue.
Sweet potatoes are packed with many vitamins and minerals. In regards to recovery they contain both Vitamin C and D, magnesium and potassium.
Kiwis are rich in Vitamin C and potassium. Like blueberries, they are also contain antioxidants. Kiwi fruit will help with muscle soreness. If you are game enough, try consuming the skin - its full of even more nutrients.
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