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Fit Tip: Eat a Post-Workout Snack

 
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blueberrieswikimediacommonsMonday Morning Fitness Tip:
EAT A HEALTHY POST-WORKOUT SNACK

Your body uses a lot of energy during a workout. If you don’t replenish it, your muscles won’t properly recover, and all your hard work could go to waste. So what should you eat post-workout? 
See our top choices below!

*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.

 

Kathie Brown

Certified NASM and AFAA Personal Trainer. Over 20 years experience. Specializes in weight loss, athletes and women body building and leaning out. Crossfit athlete, trains and competes in Crossfit competitions. Took the L1 Crossfit course and completed the judges course. Enjoys working with all levels and body types and loves seeing her clients get stronger and feel confident.

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