Protein is one thing that a lot of people know to turn to right after a workout. After an intense workout though, your body isn’t just craving protein to lead you down the road of recovery. It is important to eat foods that are going to help you recover faster while fueling your body just like. Try a couple of these foods for a week after your workout and see if you notice any change in your recovery time.
Blueberries are loaded with antioxidants! Their antioxidant properties help prevent free radical damage to your muscles from a workout. Try adding some blueberries to your next post-workout shake. Not only will your body love the antioxidants but it pairs very nicely with our vanilla grass-fed whey protein too. Yum!
Tart cherry juice can decrease muscle soreness and inflammation, which is exactly why we added tart cherry powder in our grass-fed whey protein, PRIME. Tart cherries are rich in antioxidants and flavonoids, helps support a healthy anti-inflammatory response. The idea is for your body to recover quicker by not being as sore or inflamed.
Fast Digesting Carbs
After an intense workout, your glycogen stores are tapped out from your muscles using up your body’s supply during your workout. Your muscles are then hungry for fast-digesting carbs aka the above-mentioned blueberries. So not only do blueberries offer your body tons of antioxidants they also drive an insulin spike while refueling your glycogen stores.
Add them all together –
Fast Digesting Carbs,
And you get one heck of a nutritious post-workout recovery shake, oh and delicious too!
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