Wednesday, April 9, 2008

"Eat after you exercise."

Best Post-Workout Foods

Did you know? When it comes to working out, the most important meal you eat is the one you eat after you exercise. The meal you eat at this time is the most important for building muscle and replenishing energy sources. Your muscles need protein for repair and growth, and your body needs some carbohydrates to replenish its glycogen stores. Remember, right before exercise you have to consider the time it takes to digest food, so you need to go light. Post-workout is the ideal time to have a full meal. So what's the best meal, or combination of foods, to have post-workout?

Healthy Post-Workout Meals

Chicken and Mixed Vegetables
Egg Omelet with Avocado
Salmon, Spinach, and Sweet Potato
Tuna, Brown Rice, and Vegetables
Source: Baxter YMCA Newsletter

1 comment:

Kt said...

That's very interesting. Thanks for sharing.