What to eat after your workout


What to Eat for Recovery?

When it comes to recovery or after sport rehabilitation it is important to understand the importance of proper nutrition.  After physical activity, your body is ready to be re-fueled. Aim to consume carbohydrates to replenish your muscle fuel and protein to stimulate muscle synthesis and repair. . Eggs are a high-quality protein that will help to repair your muscles.  Pair them with veggies to boost vitamins, minerals and antioxidants.

Some great suggestions for post-workout recovery are: omelette and toast, whole grain pasta with a meat/lentil and veggie sauce, topped with an egg, egg/salad sandwich, veggie and egg fried rice with edamame/tofu/chicken, naan pizzas, etc.   .  Check out one of our favourites – Veggie and Egg Fried Rice – at: https://www.getcracking.ca/recipes/veggie-egg-fried-rice

fried rice

Bottom Line: 

Physical activity and recreational sports are fun ways to get your heart rate up as part of a healthy lifestyle. For a healthy recovery, ensure your meals and snacks made accessible so you can easily integrate them when needed. Above all, be sure to keep your body well-hydrated, as sweat and movement increase hydration needs. Drinking water is beneficial in speeding up recovery time and reduces feelings of soreness by removing toxins from your body. And finally, if you need more support, you can always consult a dietitian.