Food for Fitness

Registered Dietitian and Certified Athletic Trainer Dana Angelo White picks the best recipes for energy and recovery. Here's what to eat, and why.

Post-Workout Meals

Refuel and recover with meals that combine the right balance of protein and carbohydrates.

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Refuel and Recover

What you eat after a workout matters! No matter what time of day you exercise, the key is to follow up with meals that combine protein, which helps your muscles recover, and carbohydrates, which replenish energy stores. For best results, eat within 30 to 60 minutes after exercise, when muscles are most receptive. During this window, an increase in enzyme activity makes the body more efficient at storing glucose for energy and building protein in fatigued muscles.

Watch the Video: What to Eat After a Workout

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