Fitness Tip#265 - December 7th, 2012
Friday, December 07, 2012
What makes a healthy meal?
Carbohydrate is most the important nutrient to replenish glycogen stores, an athlete’s main source of fuel during a workout. Oats are great carbs. Honey is higher on the glycemic index than oats, which means post-exercise its quick-acting carbs restore glycogen stores faster because honey is easier to digest than slow-acting carbs. Topping the oatmeal with dried cranberries, walnuts or seeds, this is a simple way to add energy-dense foods that help meet his total caloric needs to maximize nutrition and prevent fatigue. Milk and whey protein to repair muscle damage; berries add antioxidants to support a healthy immune system.
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