• shareIcon

Eating after the Workout

Exercise & Fitness By Wanitha Ashok , Expert Content / Feb 02, 2012
Eating after the Workout

Eating after exercise is just as important. While the pre-exercise meal provides adequate glycogen stores for optimal performance, the post-exercise meal is significant for recovery and to train consistently.

Restoration of glycogen

Consume carbohydrate such as a fruit or fruits and vegetable juice within 15 minutes post-exercise to restore glycogen.

Eat 100-200 grams of carbohydrates within two hours after an intense workout to refill the glycogen stores. Eating a combination of carbohydrates and proteins is a better option. A 4:1 ratio of carbohydrates to protein is an ideal combination of nutrition.  Consuming protein post-workout is beneficial as it provides the amino acids that are required to rebuild the muscles that are torn during an intense exercise. Proteins boost water absorption, improve muscle hydration and also stimulate the immune system.

 

Read more articles on Exercise and Fitness


Disclaimer

All possible measures have been taken to ensure accuracy, reliability, timeliness and authenticity of the information; however Onlymyhealth.com does not take any liability for the same. Using any information provided by the website is solely at the viewers’ discretion. In case of any medical exigencies/ persistent health issues, we advise you to seek a qualified medical practitioner before putting to use any advice/tips given by our team or any third party in form of answers/comments on the above mentioned website.

This website uses cookie or similar technologies, to enhance your browsing experience and provide personalised recommendations. By continuing to use our website, you agree to our Privacy Policy and Cookie Policy. OK