Workouts can be an especially draining thing, which is why it helps to have foods that you can easily rely on to boost you back up. And that’s what I’ll be talking about in this workout. As important as exercise is, it is also crucial to have a good diet that will allow you to see the results that you want. If you just eat junk food, your body will not be able to recover and truly rebuild itself. Without any further ado, let’s jump into our list of the best workout recovery foods.
Top 5 Best Workout Recovery Foods
Chicken: There are many forms that you can eat chicken in, whether it is in a plain breast, in a stir fry, or soup. Chicken has no fat and usually over twenty grams of protein, making it a great recovery food when it comes to recovering from your workout.
Smoothie w/Protein Powder: There are many ways you can prepare a smoothie, so as to get it to your liking. Protein powder however is a critical ingredient because just a little bit of it will make a huge difference, often packing upwards of twenty grams of protein.
Greek Yogurt: It’s like regular yogurt but with a ton of protein. You can usually put Greek Yogurt into smoothies to improve the texture and add more protein. It comes in a variety of flavors, letting you enjoy strawberry, blueberry, vanilla, and many more.
Peanut Butter: High in fat and high in protein, peanut butter often makes for a very tasty after workout. Your muscles will be very sore, so the high protein content matched with the density of peanut butter will be like a dream come true.
Oatmeal: This might not be a super exciting food, but oats are a great way to start the day after you workout, providing your body with a boost as well as giving you lots of clean protein. Your body is going to thank you.
There are a number of different foods that you can eat to help you recover from a work out. As important as it is to exercise, it is equally important to consume food that helps you. The food listed above can be found in a variety of venues, though you’ll likely have the best luck at the grocery stores. At grocery stores there is often a member rewards program that don’t cost anything and allow you to stay informed on the great deals available. Whether it be a buy one get one deal, or a heavy discount, you’ll be able to get the most bang for your buck simply by giving them your email address. And they’re a grocery store, so what are they really going to do with that information besides email you.
And as always, when the going gets tough, the tough gets going! DON’T GIVE UP! DON’T LET YOUR DREAMS BE DREAMS.
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