When we work out our bodies must provide energy to power the muscles in movement. Glycogen, a primary energy source, expends during the course of a workout and must be restored afterward. Eating post work out is an effective way to counteract the depletion of glycogen, and research suggests eating carbohydrates and protein is the most beneficial.
A few elements that might surprise people however. Eating simple sugars is key to restoring your body, and if you want to build muscle, eating proteins BEFORE the workout is more important. It doesn’t mean to eat a hamburger before a workout and then a donut afterwards, but you can be smart about the balance of what you eat before and afterwards.
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