Intense workout done. Now what? Eat and hydrate. Here are some delicious ways:
Fruit Salad. Duh!
Fruits are loaded with carbohydrates and enzymes that help your body break down nutrients so they can be delivered to your tired muscles. Apples, Grapefruit, Kiwi, Pineapple, bring in the VIBGYOR! Pineapple is known to have anti-inflammatory properties to help your muscles recover while Kiwi aids in digestion and helps break down amino acids. Citrus, in general is great for your health, but Grapefruit is a great as it packs in water and fiber helping you feel full (psst. and it’s delicious).
Bring in the butter fruit. Or as rest of the world says Avocado!
A smoothie that you need for muscle repair and rejuvenation. It’s actually a no-brainer. It’s got the healthy fats which are needed for absorbing vitamins A and E, it contains a whole set of B vitamins that help your body metabolize all those healthy carbohydrates and proteins. Or make it into guacamole to give it that Mexican twist while you are snacking.
Sweet Potatoes ~ who knew!
It’s a great nutrient-rich source of carbohydrates. When you are powering through your workout, your body breaks down muscle glycogen—in layman terms, your energy reserves, so you need wholesome, plant-based carbohydrates if you need to be in shape for the next workout. In comes sweet potatoes. These are superfoods, complete with three days‘ worth of vitamin A and 26 grams of carbohydrates to restore your glycogen supply. Plus, each vegetable contains a healthy dose of fiber, keeping you full—and far away from the gym vending machine.
Time to look up healthy ways to cook sweet potatoes people!
Grilled Chicken Breast to go please!
Grilled, skinless chicken breast is recommended due to its calorie and protein content. Eating chicken breast, without breading or skin, helps you eat fewer calories and even burn extra calories for effective weight loss. Eat it with some grilled veggies, that’s your power meal right there.
Here’s another reason why you need a grill at home.
Chocolate Milk. Wait what?!
Oh, and just so you know, chocolate milk is not a bad idea. The Carbs and Protein for muscle recovery, water content to replace the fluids lost as sweat and calcium, sodium and sugar — all ingredients that help you recover faster, retain water and regain energy. See? There is always light at the end of the tunnel.
Bottom line. Eat and hydrate. It’s very important to do both to stay fit. While these help you post workout, to eat specifically for your body type you need to consult a nutritionist. At Make My Workout, we not only provide professional trainers to come and train you at home, we also have nutritionists to help you figure out your diet in order to reach the fitness goals sooner.
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