5 After Workout Foods That Are A Must For Your Health

To make your body feel healthy one must do some exercise regularly. But there comes a time when you havent exercise vigorously and have been inconsistence for a while, then there are chances you end up with muscles spasms and muscles soreness after workout. At this juncture, you will highly feel drained out and extremely low on energy.

After workout, your body requires certain recovery demands. Without it you will suffer from DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness). While doing exercises, workout and hardwork guarantee results, DOMS is a way in which your body requires resting.

Here we bring you  post workout recovery foods that can give you immense relief and strengthen you from within.

#1 Foods loaded with Vitamin C. Vitamin C is known to have an agent for reducing oxidation stress according to Mwaura, a trainer at Body Builder CafĂ©. Vitamin C is required for growth of tissues in the body. The tissues help in healing and replacement of worn out tissue. Also vitamin C helps in boosting immunity. Vitamin C is found in fruits such as oranges, pineapples, berries and cauliflower. These foods also help in building and strengthening of muscles. 

#2 Food rich in potassium, magnesium and sodium. According to Mwaura, “A balance of electrolytes helps to prevent muscle cramps.” Cramps are involuntary contractions that can occur in any muscle. They occur due to deficiency in micro-nutrients. Foods rich in micro nutrients are found on green vegetables such as spinach or kales. Incorporate them into your diet as salad or steam cook them as vegetables.

#3 Antioxidants. When working out, your body may experience wear and tear on muscles tissues hence it is important to take in anti-infammatory foods such as olives, dark chocolate and beans. These will make you recover faster. Also you can incorporate omega-3 fatty acids which can be harnessed from salmon and tuna fish. Garlic, turmeric and ginger too have anti inflammatory  properties. Combine them with milk or tea to experience a positive change in the way you feel in your workouts.

#4 Protein. Foods rich in proteins helps in refueling energy that was lost during workouts. Foods such as soybeans, eggs, and meat are crucial in refueling of damaged muscle fibre. A roasted chicken wing will surely do the trick.

#5 Carbohydrates that digest easily. When you  have a meal before your workout, the carbohydrate is converted to glycogen and then stored. When working out, the glycogen is depleted faster hence after workout you feel tired and exhausted.  Therefore you need faster carbs which can quickly compensate the lost energy. Foods such as bread or any other food that is rich in starch is important. Having a burger made of veggies  will make you feel good.

Although a good back massage can be able to relief DOMS, eating healthy foods that can replenish energy is most important. 

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