Your body’s a temple, right? Or at least, we’d like it to be. And to make sure it stays that way, it’s imperative that we understand how workouts affect our body.
During a workout, your muscles utilise glycogen – a fuel source within the body. Certain muscle proteins can also get broken down and damaged. When you finish your workout, your body gets to work trying to rebuild its glycogen stores and repair the muscle proteins that have become damaged. By eating the right nutrients after your workout, you can help your body make the relevant changes faster.
Here are our top ten snacks for you to enjoy after your workouts, to ensure your body has the best possible chance of quick repair and recovery.
Press London – Juices, soups and cleanses
Not just any old fruit and veg, but scientifically researched mixed, such as the juices provided by Press London. Designed to help your immune system have extra protection this winter, as well as filling you with additional energy and a more balanced lifestyle.
Swisse – Spirulina and pear smoothies
The perfect snack for in-between meals, and after workouts, Swisse have produced a range of smoothies that’ll fill you with natural energy and nutritional love and attention.
Protein 22 – yoghurts
With 11.2g of protein per 100g, Protein 22 yoghurts will leave you feeling fuller for longer. The protein will help support muscle growth, and because you’ll feel fuller after eating a protein-filled snack, you’re less likely to want to reach for a sugary snack.
Boundless – nuts and seeds
The Boundless team draw out the phytic acid from nuts and seeds, which is known to hinder digestion. You’re left with a goldmine of nutrients, and a snack that’s better for your digestive system, full of fantastic flavour and a light crunch.
Lucozade Sport Fitwater – electrolyte water
When you work out you lose electrolytes that help with your body’s functions. Lucozade Sport Fitwater contains four key electrolytes – calcium, sodium, magnesium, and chloride, so you can stay hydrated, and help replenish what you lose in sweat.
Maximuscle – protein dippers
With no added sugar and no palm oil, these chocolate hazelnut protein dippers offer almost 10g of protein per pot. With crunchy breadsticks to dip in the Nutella-like chocolate spread, your mouth will be having a party whilst you’re recovering from your workout.
My Protein – protein cookies
38g of protein per cookie, and seven indulgent flavours. The MyProtein team have managed to create delicious, chewy, and satisfying cookies, whilst still giving us that huge protein boost we need post-workout. Delicious!
ManiLife – peanut butter
Let’s be honest – it’s unbeatable. A peanut butter and brown bread sandwich. And yes, sometimes we do add a dollop of jam too! The folks at Mani have created a delicious range of peanut butters, made with absolutely no palm oil.
Huel – ready to drink range
With 20g of protein, and full of nutrients, the Huel ready to drink range includes the glorious berry flavour, which is bound to tantalise your taste buds with every sip. Perfect for lunch, or as a post-workout snack.
Natural Fitness Food – prepared nutritious meals
Whether you want to Build Your Own Day Pack, or choose from one of the Set Day Plans, the team at NFF have come up with some pretty tasty options. Our personal favourite is the vegan cauliflower falafel. Served with broccoli and sweetcorn, red pepper slaw, and even some hummus, it takes some beating!
As always, stay fit, happy, and healthy.
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