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What to Eat After a Workout

By Sara Butler

You’re working out to help build a strong and healthy body, but you can’t accomplish this goal with fitness alone. You need to make sure you’re fueling your body well after you exercise. Here are a few tips to help you treat your body right with what you’re eating after exercise so you can make the fitness gains you want.


One of the easiest things to nosh on after a sweat session is tuna. You can buy it in cans or in pouches, but however you eat it, you should know that it’s doing your body good. Tuna provides your body with the protein it needs after exercise, but it also happens to be rich in omega-3 fatty acids and B vitamins. Plus, it’s super portable, so you can carry it with you just about everywhere you go.


Yogurt, especially Greek yogurt, is high in protein and carbohydrates that your body needs after a good workout. It also contains an amino acid called leucine, which helps to aid your muscle growth. Add some berries or granola to it and you have a tasty post-workout treat.


Eggs might possibly be the most perfect food in the world. They’re full of protein and various other minerals and vitamins -- all in a perfect little low-calorie package. They also contain choline, which is very healthy for your muscles. Plus, you can make them in a variety of ways to please your palate.

Cottage Cheese

Cottage cheese is particularly good for the bodybuilding crowd since it has whey proteins and casein. These things aid in muscle healing and improve muscle gain. Plus, cottage cheese fills you up without adding too much fat to your diet.

Whole Grain Cereal

If you choose a good quality whole grain cereal after your workout, then you get a boost of healthy carbohydrates, fiber, and protein after your workout. This can help to restore your energy stores and help your body to heal after a workout. You can even eat this before an intense workout to help fuel you.

There are a ton of great options out there to help you fuel your body in a healthy way as you work out. Find foods that you enjoy and make sure to have them within an hour of finishing your exercise routine.

To learn more about your health and wellness, see your local chiropractor at The Joint Chiropractic.


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