A post-workout snack is always a good way to recover after an intense workout. However, what you choose to eat could mean the difference between improving or slowing down your muscle and/or body recovery efforts. Let’s explore some of the foods you may want to eat depending on the type of exercise you’re doing.
Cardio. Whether you're boxing or running, these exercises require a tremendous amount of willpower and endurance, leaving you feeling potentially exhausted. For better recovery, consider a piece of whole grain bread with some peanut butter and a banana. With the amount of potassium, your muscles will enjoy a much smoother recovery.
Strength training. We all know protein is absolutely essential to gain muscle. To maximize your efforts, consume a food that’s packed with nutrients but doesn’t have too much fat. A smoothie with some berries, oats, or low-fat yogurt will have enough carbs to work harmoniously with protein.
High-Intensity Interval Training. Better known by its HIIT acronym, HIIT can burn a tremendous amount of fat and build muscle quickly within a short amount of time. Like its name suggests, however, these exercises are intense. Something as simple as a pepper and onion omelette with some fruit like pineapple does wonders. Eggs are also great for muscle protein synthesis.
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