Thursday, April 26, 2012

Recovery Food

Research has shown that eating a snack or meal with a combination of carbohydrate and protein is best following endurance exercise. It’s best to refuel within 15 minutes to an hour after endurance exercise.

This carb/protein combination helps the body replace muscle fuel and repair muscle tissue which can be damaged after intense endurance exercise. A few good recovery snacks and meals include smoothies made with yogurt and frozen berries, graham crackers with peanut butter and low-fat chocolate milk, or a turkey sandwich with veggies plus low-fat milk.

Source: Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition

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