The foods you eat and the fluids you drink can greatly influence how quickly you recover from a workout. To replenish your energy, have a snack or meal that meets these three R’s of recovery nutrition:
REFUEL with carbohydrates Carbs provide your body and brain with the fuel needed to recover and adapt to your training sessions.
REBUILD with protein Protein and amino acids help maximize muscle repair.
REHYDRATE Fluids can minimize cramping and muscle fatigue. Opt for plain water or a sports drink for a hit of electrolytes.
CARB + PROTEIN POWER COMBOS
Try these foods to get a hit of both carbs and protein to speed your recovery. Aim for three or four grams of carbs for every one gram of protein.
Whole-grain crackers cheese
Greek yogurt fresh fruit
Whole-grain pita wedges,
veggies, hummus dip
Stock up on a few Power Combo snacks to keep within easy reach post workout.