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Post Workout Food

Posted by Jasmine Freeman on

After a workout, it is very important to replenish your body with wholesome nutritious food. 
The following foods are top post workout options to help you recover, replenish and combat soreness.

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.

Eggs

Eggs are rich with vitamins and minerals. Eggs improve cholesterol levels. Maintaining healthy cholesterol levels are an important building block in maintaining and increasing testosterone production. Eggs are also high in protein and zinc and one of very few foods that naturally contain vitamin D. And guess what? Eating at least on egg daily is sufficient! They are also only 70 calories a serve.

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!

Orange Juice

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

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

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. 

Blueberries 

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

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 Potato 

Sweet potatoes are packed with many vitamins and minerals. In regards to recovery they contain both Vitamin C and D, magnesium and potassium. 

 

Kiwi Fruit

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. 

Supplementation

Protein

After a workout ensure you recover with some of our top 'Protein Powders'...

Rule 1 ProteinRULE 1MTS MACHINE WHEYUPS ISO 85

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is essential for strong bones, muscles and overall health.

BCAA's

Branch Chain Amino Acids will help with the recovery process, endurance during training & rehydration.

Our top BCAA's are...

 Aminoade  Aptech BCAA


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