Everyone enjoys a little pre-workout snack but nutritionists say, it’s more important to watch what you eat after you leave the gym.
Fitness experts recommend you focus on foods that help to repair muscle tissue and restore your glycogen levels after an intense workout. Here are some snacks that will do the needful (as well as taste great).
1. Yoghurt and berries. Natural yoghurt is a great source of protein, replenishing the amino acids your body has lost during a workout. Add some berries for flavour, vitamins and fibre.
2. Hummus and veggie sticks. Make a quick fresh hummus at home by combining canned chickpeas (channa), olive oil, garlic and some sesame seeds in a blender. Enjoy it with carrot and cucumber sticks for a great post-workout snack.
3. Tuna and wholemeal bread sandwich. Combining protein and carbs provides great results in recovering after intense workouts, according to studies. Spread tuna, drizzled with olive oil and lemon juice over a slice of bran bread for a winning combo.
4. Peanut butter and banana slices. You can make a weird but delicious bran-bread sandwich with these, and also add apple slices on the side to make an excellent snack to help muscles recover after an intense workout.