You can still do your best in the gym, but if you don’t eat well, it is of little use. It is particularly important to eat well after the workout. You give your muscles what they need and you give your body new energy to regain strength.
Some people even claim that it is best to eat within 15 minutes after the workout. So not within the hour but within 15 minutes. Hence these 6 food and drink tips. You can work this in in no time at all.
Yogurt or cottage cheese are rich in protein and therefore perfect to eat after a workout. If you only find this a bit boring or want to get more vitamins, you can always add some fruit here. Blueberries are a nice form of antioxidants and they taste great on both cottage cheese and yogurt.
Hummus with multigrain crackers
After a workout your body can use the necessary carbohydrates. Your body has burned these (as good as) all and actually begs for new ones. Choose multigrain crackers, this is more beneficial to your body compared to white crackers. By spreading some hummus over it you also get proteins.
Eggs are prepared quickly and with that they deliver a quick boost of proteins. You don’t just have to eat the protein. The egg yolk is completely healthy, so it is good for the brain and our bones. You can have boiled the eggs beforehand and eat them almost immediately after exercise.
There are many types of protein shakes. You have normal shakes but also shakies for vegans. Protein shakes are great if you want to take the necessary proteins very quickly. In addition, they can be very tasty. They sometimes taste like strawberry, chocolate or vanilla milkshakes.
Eating fatty fish counteracts muscle pain. Put a piece of salmon in a wrap and take it on the go. It serves as a delicious and nutritious treat and it immediately provides you with the energy you need. Take the wraps with you in a plastic container, you will be very happy with this.
Some people have trouble eating right after a workout, for them drinking (skimmed) chocolate milk is a good idea. It is in fact a good source of carbohydrates, proteins and water. Only choose the variant that contains the least sugar. It is not necessary to take the sweetest.