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The 5 Best Post-workout Carbs

Not everyone feels hungry after a workout. However, when there’s popcorn or a bagel waiting for you, it’s hard to pass up. Fast-digesting, high GI carbohydrates have been proven to spike your insulin levels for a short time, bringing more blood flow to your freshly pumped muscles immediately after a workout.
Post-workout Carbs

Here’s the 5 best foods to eat after a workout:
1. English Muffin – Aprox. 130 calories, 26g carbs, 1g fat.
2. White Rice – (1 cup) Aprox. 242 calories, 4g protein, 53g carbs.
3. Bagel – Aprox. 289 calories, 11g protein, 56g carbs, 2g fat.
4. Gatorade – (32 oz.) 200 calories, 56g carbs, 0g fat.
5. Ovrille Redenbacher’s Smart Pop Organic Popcorn – (1/2 bag) 120 calories, 4g protein, 26g carbs, 2g fat, 5g fiber.
All the above foods are great post-workout, but can easily be ruined by adding extra butter or cream cheese. Keep the carbohydrates between 40-60g, and keep the carbs fast-digesting.

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