15 of the best foods to eat after a gym workout

Here are the top 15 foods that you should be eating post workout to make sure you are getting the best out of your body every day

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Whether you are a body builder, runner, or Olympic athlete, nutrition is critical to your fitness journey. To prevent all of your hard work going to waste, The Sport Review will guide you through what you need to eat after a workout to see maximum benefits of your efforts.

There are three macronutrients you need to consume after you work out; protein, carbohydrates, and fats. With regular and rigorous training, it is vital to appreciate the importance of macronutrients and the role they play in rebuilding muscle tissue, replenishment of energy lost, and prevention of injury.

Foods rich in protein are vital to eat post workout because protein repairs damaged muscles fibers and fuses together new muscle protein strands. By repairing these damaged muscle fibers, your muscle grows and recovers.

After a strenuous workout, your body is depleted of energy that it needs to replenish. Carbohydrates work to feed the body the energy it needs to strengthen your muscle and prevent your muscle tissue from breaking down itself. It is important to get carbohydrates to the muscle cells quickly after a workout.

Finally, a low dose of healthy fats have been proven beneficial 1-2 hours post workout. Let’s explore the top 15 foods you should eat post workout.

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