After workouts it is nice to have a good snack that will help relax your muscles and make up for the lost energy. The next time you go for a workout you should try some of these snacks below after finishing your work out session:
1. Turmeric Smoothie
A yoga instructor in Venice, California – Tamal Dodge, ERYT, has explained that after exercising, your body is inflamed and is filled with lactic acid. So he advised that after a workout, it is better to feed your body with something alkaline and anti-inflammatory foods.
The Turmeric Smoothie is a very potent-inflammatory food, it is a rich source of anti-oxidants, anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal.
2. Dates and Peanut Butter
Research has indicated that the fiber in dates and peanut butter can help to keep your blood sugar from spiking and can be a very good energy stabilizer. So when hitting the gym be sure to have enough of dates and peanut butter in your back pack.
3. Grilled Chicken and Mixed Vegetables
Chicken is also a very good source of protein and contains essential vitamins and minerals for your daily growth. Health experts have also reported that chicken can help control your cholesterol and blood pressure levels.
After a workout it is recommended that you consume a nutrient dense food, and grilled chicken contains substantial amounts of healthy proteins and carbohydrates that will allow you to replenish your body without you feeling bloated.
4. Veggie Omelet with Avocados
Just like chicken, eggs are a great source of protein and have proven to significantly help in muscle recovery and growth. This time though, shift from the conventional scrambled eggs to a veggie-packed omelet, along with some slices of avocado.
5. Yogurt and Berries
As noted earlier, after a workout your body becomes depleted of amino acid and proteins contain a lot of amino acid, so you need to eat a sufficient amount of protein to help strengthen your muscles and replenish them with the amino acids they may have lost during your workout.
Low-fat yogurt can contain up to 16 grams of protein: just the right amount of proteins you will need to replenish your muscles.
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