Fit Tip: Eat a Post-Workout Snack
*Eggs - Protein + carbs = a good post-workout meal!
*Quinoa - It contains far more protein and fiber than brown rice
*OJ - In addition to vitamin C, you’ll also get more potassium than you would find in a sports drink
*Bananas - They help restore glycogen which helps rebuild damaged muscles
*Salmon - The anti-inflammatory omega-3’s found in salmon will help rebuild your muscles and increase performance, and it’s a great source of protein!
*Blueberries - Hooray for antioxidants; studies show they can help speed up your recovery time and reduce muscle soreness!
*Pita & Hummus - Quick and easy to prepare with protein and slow-release carbs
*Dried Fruit & Nuts - Soy nuts are especially helpful for building muscle; a half cup contains 34 grams of protein.
*Pineapple - A natural anti-inflammatory that’s been proven to repair tissue and heal bruises, sprains, and swelling.
*Sweet Potatoes – Contain a healthy dose of carbs, and a variety of vitamins and nutrients.
*Kiwi – Huge amounts of vitamin C and potassium in one tiny serving. Bonus tip: Don’t throw out the skin; it’s full of even more nutrients.