We can’t stress the importance of a healthy diet enough, a healthy diet becomes even more important based on the time it’s consumed, as post-workout meals are considered some of the most important meals; for their components help in improving the body’s fat-burn rate and the rebuilding of damaged tissue, not to mention the other important benefits.
Up next are some of the best foods you can add to your post-workout meal to make sure you get the desired results.
Salmon is famous for having many health benefits for the body which affect most of the vital functions, salmon is extremely important after working out because it helps in reconstructing the muscles due to containing anti-inflammatory Omega-3 acids, not to mention that it’s a rich protein source, some new studies have actually highlighted the importance of salmon in speeding-up fat-burning which makes it a perfect post-workout meal.
Almonds are rich in protein and healthy fats, which helps muscle tissue heal, in addition to its hunger suppressing properties, therefore having a snack of almonds after your workout guarantees that you won’t over-eat after working out, which in turn will improve the workout results, almonds are also necessary to control your energy levels after working out and to keep your blood sugar stable.
Avocados contain saturated fat, folic acid (vitamin B9) and vitamins K, C, and E, in addition to having large amounts of potassium which helps in controlling blood pressure and rising the body’s energy levels, giving you a lot of vitality and activity during the day.
It may seem as an obvious choice to talk about water, but unfortunately a lot of athletes suffer from dehydration because they neglect this important element, for it’s important to drink 2-3 cups of water for every half a kilogram you lose during workout.
Kiwi contain huge amounts of vitamin C and potassium, not to mention being rich in antioxidants that you need the most after your workout, for they greatly help in reducing muscle pain, and to get even better results, you can eat the kiwi with the skin, as it contains a lot of nutrients.
Pineapples contains (bromelain) which is a combination of protein enzymes that has an anti-inflammatory effect and it’s proven to heal bruises, swellings and sprains, in addition to that pineapples are rich in Vitamin C which is extremely important to tissue repair, especially muscle tissues.
Sweet potatoes are rich in many healthy nutrients, for it contains the required amount of carbohydrates to give your body enough energy and it rises the glycogen level which drops after working out, all in addition to having a wide variety of minerals and vitamins like vitamin B6, C and D along with Magnesium and Potassium.
White rice is especially important because of its high glycemic index, for it helps in rising blood sugar level thus increasing the glycemic index.
Eggs are an essential part of your post-workout meal, because they contain large amounts of high quality proteins necessary to muscle building, in addition to being rich in amino-acids needed to reconstruct the damaged tissues after workout.