Post-Workout Nutrition tips

Nutrition is important for the Fitness Chances are you’ve given more thought to your Pre-Workout meal than your post-workout meal. But consuming the right nutrients after you exercise is just as important as what you eat before. After your workout, your body tries to rebuild its glycogen stores and repair and regrow those muscle proteins. If you want fast recovery, concentrate on proper after workout nutrition and give your body rest. POST WORKOUT TIPS Stay hydrated When you exercise heavily, you lose water and salts in your sweat. Replenishing electrolytes  (potassium, magnesium, calcium and sodium) during and after intense workout help with recovery and performance. If you are choosing between different energy drinks, choose one without artificial, harmful additives and if you are trying to lose weight look for less sugar content.  I personally drink mineral waters high in above-mentioned minerals or coconut water. If you want to add some more taste, add some lemon or if you need extra carbs, add some honey or other natural sweeteners.  Timing of your post-exercise meal Your body’s ability to rebuild glycogen and protein is enhanced after you exercise. For this reason, it’s recommended that you consume a combination of carbs and protein within 30 – 90 minutes after your session. However, you can extend this period a little longer, depending on the timing of your pre-workout meal. If you are trying to lose weight, don’t skip meals. Instead, limit your portion by choosing correct plate size. In this way, you will keep your metabolism working efficiently and blood sugars  (also your mood) levelled. You will also be less likely to overeat during your...