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Post Workout Meals

What are you eating after working out? Aim for real food is the word for the wise. Powders and bars may be useful in emergencies but they are not replacements for natural, non-processed meals.

Eggs come to mind as a great quick and delicious meal after a workout. People often discard the yokes because of the fat and extra calories, but research suggests that this may not be optimal.

the ingestion of whole eggs immediately after resistance exercise resulted in greater stimulation of myofibrillar protein synthesis than did the ingestion of egg whites, despite being matched for protein content in young men. Our data indicate that the ingestion of nutrient- and protein-dense foods differentially stimulates muscle anabolism compared with protein-dense foods.

Source: Am J Clin Nutr. 2017 Oct 4. pii: ajcn159855. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.117.159855. [Epub ahead of print]

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