What to eat after an intense workout?

  • Is there something specific to fuel your body with after a particularly hard workout or is any healthy choice ok? Sometimes I feel like even somethng healthy and strengthening makes me feel yucky after I've worked my body.

    Aubreyjo89   by: Aubreyjo89
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    KateHough  over 2 years ago by: KateHough

    Great question! After a hard workout, you need to replace muscle glycogen by eating some carbs. Eating carbs and protein together will also increase the speed of muscle recovery. You'll also need to replace electrolytes that you lost via sweat. Based on these parameters, a protein shake with half of a banana with roasted salted almond butter and almond milk would be a great choice. You'll get potassium and carbs from the banana, protein from the protein powder, and salt from the almond butter.

    If you feel sick after a workout, that could be because you are dehydrated, or because you ate to much too close to your workout, and now your digestion is suffering. When you workout, blood is shuttled to your muscles, heart, and lungs and away from your digestive system. If you eat just before or too soon after your workout, you might feel sick because your digestive system isn't a priority to your body at that point.

    Hope this makes sense! Let me know if you need any more info!

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