Carefully choosing what you eat after you work out can magnify the benefits of exercising.
What Should I Eat After a Workout?
Your post-workout nutritional needs include fluids, carbohydrates and protein. This is true not just for the endurance athletes and serious bodybuilders but for the general exercise enthusiast also. Each provides distinct benefits:
Fluids. Hydration helps restore fluids lost from sweating.
Carbohydrates. Carbs help restore glycogen, which provides fuel that muscles need for continued training.
Protein. Protein and amino acids help rebuild muscle tissue.
You can satisfy your post-workout nutritional needs by eating a meal or a snack, or you can choose a protein shake that also contains carbohydrates. The Mayo Clinic lists yogurt and fruit, cheese and crackers or a peanut butter sandwich as snacks that can meet your post-workout nutritional needs.
But for those who don’t want to eat after exercising, protein shakes are…
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