POST WORKOUT NUTRITION

After a hard, strenuous workout, wether cardiovascular (aerobic) or weightlifting (anaerobic), the body needs to be refueled. During intense exercise the body uses up carbohydrates, fats and proteins to keep the body going.

After training, usually within a hour of completion of training, you should refuel the body with the proper nutrition to help the healing process and make maximum gains from your workout.

Protein- Protein is essential in muscle repair, protein and amino acids are necessary for muscle growth.

Proteins are large, complex molecules that play many critical roles in the body. They do most of the work in cells and are required for the structure, function, and regulation of the body’s tissues and organs. … Enzymes carry out almost all of the thousands of chemical reactions that take place in cells.

Easily digestible proteins:

white fish

milk and dairy

Eggs

tofu

chicken or turkey

Carbohydrates- Carbs fuel the body with energy to train, and also daily tasks.  After a workout you need to replace the carbs that were depleted during training.

Carbs Provide Your Body With Energy. One of the primary functions of carbohydrates is to provide your body with energy. … Glucose in the blood is taken up into your body’s cells and used to produce a fuel molecule called adenosine triphosphate (ATP) through a series of complex processes known as cellular respiration.
Good examples of carbs:

Pasta

Rice/grains

sweet or white potatoes

Bread

bananas