After an awesome workout many of us wonder what to eat, when to eat and should we eat at all? While getting more confused with many questions in our minds we end up skipping after workout meals. But that’s the most important meal to be focused on. The gap between the time of exercise and food should be carefully planned so as to provide the required nutrients to the body for muscle recovery and also for metabolism to work in your favor.
After an intense 1 hour workout your body needs to heal and for that food plays the most important role. This is the time when protein is absolutely needed. Right choice of protein helps muscles to build the strength and endurance. Providing right nutrient at the right time is important for muscle growth as well. It is advisable to provide nutrients to your body immediately after you post workout routine or else body starts reducing in muscles glycogen storage and even protein synthesis.
A good combination of protein and carbohydrates along with lots of liquid to hydrate enhances the insulin role of transporting nutrients to the cells.
After workout meal is important for the muscles because if you have a great workout and if the body isn’t fed appropriately and on time the much needed benefits will be lost. Post workout meals help in rebuilding the exhausted muscles so as to perform efficiently not only during workouts but also throughout your life.
The after workout meal which should mainly consists of protein and carbohydrate, avoids protein break down in the muscles which may be caused during exercises, and if no fuel is given on time may even cause further health issues. So this would mean that all the efforts in the gym might be lost due to lack of proper nutrients to the body.
Health tips of the week
“Eat nutritious, exercise hard and live healthy”