Great Foods to Eat After You Workout

Great Foods to Eat After You’ve Worked Out

The primary goal of your post-workout meal is to supply your body with the right nutrients for adequate recovery and to maximize the benefits of your workout.

Eating protein after your workouts will help repair and build muscle and eating carbohydrates will help restore your energy balance. Eating fat after your workout is not a bad thing, eating goods fats will help promote muscle growth and help restore energy.

The following lists contain examples of healthy carbs, protein and fats that are good to eat as a post workout meal:

Carbs:
Sweet potatoes
Quinoa
Fruits (pineapple, berries, banana, kiwi)
Rice
Oatmeal
Potatoes
Pasta
Dark, leafy green vegetables

Protein:
Eggs
Greek yogurt
Salmon
Chicken
Tuna
Red Meats

Fats:
Avocado
Nuts
Nut butters
Trail mix (dried fruits and nuts)

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