Health

13 Best Foods To Eat for Sport Recovery

26th October 2017

By MACROS | Published on October 26, 2017


Feeling the burn after a heavy gym session might prove you’ve had a good workout but it can also leave you aching for hours. Here’s the chow you need to recoup so you’re ready for tomorrow’s session.

 

Sweet potato

Mash the skins with the flesh to get a mix of fast and slow digesting carbs for max energy.

 

Blueberries

blueberries

New Zealand research found 200g of them post workout reduces muscle stiffness.

 

Broccoli

The cruciferous veg family won’t spike blood sugar and can lower cortisol post train.

 

Tumeric

Try adding a few teaspoons of this anti-inflammatory to rice when you cook. Yum!

 

Cherries

They’re full of anthocyanins that reduce inflammation so effectively that they help your muscle feel less sore. Works the same if you drink their juice.

 

Whey protein

whey

You absorb roughly 8-10g per hour so you should be taking 30-50g after your workout to get the protein you need to repair.

 

Sauerkraut

Lean meat with this probiotic rich food will aid digestion to help you absorb more protein.

 

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Lamb

Loaded with energy-yielding B vitamins and iron that’s essential for aerobic exercise.

 

Yogurt

It’s high in protein, mixes perfectly in a smoothie and has probiotics. Load up!

 

Ginger

ginger

High doses can relieve aches by almost 25%. Cut a cube and swallow like a tablet.

 

Cinnamon

When eaten with food it can reduce muscle pain, so add it to your protein smoothie.

 

Watermelon

The juice’s L-citrulline amino acid relieves soreness and increases nitric oxide levels.

 

Sardines

sardines

Ridiculously high in calcium, protein and inflammation-busting omega 3s; they also come in a low cost transportable can. Pure gold.