Best foods to eat after your workout

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After an intense workout, your body is in recovery mode.  During your workout you will deplete your bodies energy stores (glucose) and it is important to restore these levels for proper maintenance and repair.  Your body is in recovery mode so will need high quality foods that are nutrient dense and easily absorbed. Below we have listed our favourite foods to consume after a workout for proper muscle repair and energy restoration. 

 

Grilled Chicken and mixed vegetables

The lean protein and carbohydrates in chicken will keep you feeling full without any bloating and some vegetables for their health benefits.

 

Vegetable Omelette with Avocado

Eggs are a fantastic source of protein, which will assist muscle recovery and growth.  Adding avocado is essential as it’s a fantastic source of monounsaturated fats, this will assist Your body’s ability to absorb fat soluble nutrients (that are in your vegetables).

 

Protein Shake

Shakes have everything you need for recovery, in one glass.  Carbohydrates and protein for muscle recover, water to replace fluids lost and calcium, sodium and sugar to replenish your energy stores.

 

Tuna and crackers

The perfect on-the-go snack for those working out on their lunch break or always on the go.  It is a simple and cost effective method to ensure your body gets the protein and carbohydrates necessary for growth and repair of muscle tissues.

 

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