I love a really hard workout but what you do after it is just as important as what you do during it!
Stretching is a must after everything you do, but did you know there are certain foods that will help you recover quicker, allowing you to workout hard again pretty quick. So essentially eating to help you workout…my type of food!
So, here they are, the best foods to refuel and reload your muscles:
Greek yogurt has double the amount of protein than a regular yogurt and if a really good source of carbohydrates. Mixing greek yogurt and fresh berries is a great combo as the berries will help fight sore muscles.
You might not believe me but this is the perfect recovery drink, and just happens to be my favorite! It has been proven that chocolate flavoured skimmed milk will help your recovery as well as any typical recovery drink.
Baked Beans on Toast
Beans are amazing! They are one of the few foods which are rich in protein and carbs, the tomato sauce is a good source of antioxidant. Add in some wholegrain toast and you have some extra carbs and fibre!
Malt Loaf with a bit of butter
It is recommend to take around 1g of carb for every kg of your body weight after a workout. Malt loaf has 20g of carb and is really yummy!
Peanut Butter Bagel
When it comes to recovery you need to stick to foods that have a high GI. Bagels are perfect! And who doesn’t love a slather of protein rich peanut butter to go with it?