💡5 Post-Exercise Foods Dos & Don’ts 💡
After working out, many people can’t consume a lot of food as, during an intense workout, your blood flow is directed to your muscles instead of your stomach. On top of that, the hormone responsible for hunger is also suppressed. Despite this, you still should be consuming something within the first 30 minutes after exercising to give your body the energy it needs to quickly start the recovery process.
1. GoodMorning Wholegrain Beverages
A liquid meal which is convenient for you! A light drink, which can be made into a refreshing cold beverage, whilst still providing sufficient nutrition for your body!
2. Protein-rich foods
Protein is essential for muscle repairing. A meal including eggs, peanut butter, fish, and chicken contain great sources of protein!
3. Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate
Replenishing the fluids you’ve lost is perhaps even more important than consuming food. Getting enough water after your exercise depends on how intense your work out was, duration, and even environment.
4. Carbohydrate it up!
Consuming complex carbohydrate after working out is essential — after all, you’ve burned most of it away from exercising. Examples of complex carbohydrates include quinoa and brown rice.
5. AVOID High fat foods (such as fast foods!)
Fast foods or foods that are high in fat such as fried foods, slow digestion. This means that your body will take a longer time to absorb the nutrients. Foods that are high in fat also tend to be high in calories, which kind of defeats the purpose of exercising… right?