Many people make the mistake of not eating after a hard workout and they end up not getting the results they were looking for. The reason for this is that their body didn’t get replenished properly after their workout and their body needs to get back everything it lost.
Eating after working out is the most important meal to people that are looking to add muscle and mass. Now there are a lot of supplements and protein shakes out their but I am going to be sticking to regular foods that almost everybody has in their house.
You don’t have to go out and buy supplements if you don’t want to because regular food works almost as good plus it is more convenient for most. I am going to go through the top 5 foods you can eat after a workout to replenish your body and get the best results from your workout.
As you know your body loses an incredible amount of water throughout the workout so make sure you are drinking water and staying hydrated.
These next 5 foods are all high in carbs and protein which replenishes your body and makes it so your body can add muscle and mass.
Baked Chicken and Vegetables:
The chicken needs to be baked and skinless and also try to make sure it is a chicken breast because they contain the most amount of fat. A 4 ounce piece of chicken will have almost 35 grams of straight protein and as well as other stuff such as calcium, zinc, iron and magnesium. It also loaded with potassium and instead of saturated fat most of the meat is monosaturated fat. The vegetables add the carbs and fiber to make it a complete meal. This meal of chicken and vegetables is arguably the best meal anyone can eat after a workout. It provides all of the things your body needs after a workout to achieve its full potential.
You probably see in the movies how boxers and fighters all eat raw eggs after working out and it makes them ripped. But we have come to learn that this is actually really unhealthy for you and you should try to cook the eggs whenever possible. One of the best ways to eat eggs is in an omelet. The reason for this is that you can put a bunch of other healthy stuff in the omelet such as green peppers, onions, any kind of vegetables or chicken. Eggs are also one of the best source of protein out of any foods in the world. Another positive is the how fast you can whip up an egg omelet and eat it. It would probably take 10 minutes max to cook it all up and is perfect if you are in a hurry.
Salmon and Spinach:
Salmon is very rich in protein and omega-3 while the spinach adds all of the vitamins and minerals you need. This is a great tasting option for a meal after a workout and it gives your body everything it needs after a workout.
Tuna and Rice:
Tuna is an old school way to give your body all of the nutrients you need but it is still one of the best. It provides 42 grams of protein in a single can and it is all under 200 calories. This is almost unheard of in any foods and that is why tuna is such a good option for a food to eat after a workout. The rice adds fiber and carbs to make it a very complete meal. If you can try to make sure the rice is brown instead of white because it is much healthier.
Peanut Butter Toast:
This is a simple way to get everything your body needs. It has the peanut butter for protein and the bread adds the carbs. Make sure the bread is whole wheat and the peanut butter is all natural. Try to add some fruit and a glass of milk to complete the meal. This is a quick and easy way to give back the nutrients your body lost.
All 5 of those foods will do a great job of replenishing your body of all of the nutrients your body lost throughout your workout. You can eat almost any food that is high in protein and carbs but try to make sure it is low in saturated fat and sugars. Also try to add a vegetable to your meal to make sure you get all of the vitamins and minerals your body needs. I hope this helped you figure out what you can eat but remember there is plenty more, these are just some of the top options.