5 Foods That Boost Your Recovery


Don’t be fooled into believing that muscle building only takes place in the gym, or that your muscles do nothing during the recovery process – in fact, most of the growth happens during recovery, which means you should pay close attention to the foods you take in during that time. Besides the necessary sleep, food plays an essential role in recovering from workouts, so here’s a couple of foods you should consider adding to your post-workout diet.

Protein pancakes

Everybody loves a good pancake, and you’ll love it even more when you realize it’s packed with the essential nutrients for muscle building. Breakfast is the most important meal of the day and you should never skip it, if possible. Make a standard pancake mixture, and then just add a cup of oats, and half a cup of cottage cheese. You’ll feel the effects of the additional proteins just days after your first breakfast.

Beef with squash

When you train intensively, you put your body in a situation where it asks for additional energy sources – that’s where food kicks in, especially if you plan to gradually increase the volume of your exercise. The beef in this meal is exactly what your body needs after a hard day at the gym, as it provides the necessary protein and fats that will keep you satiated for quite a long time.

Tuna and crackers

Without a doubt, tuna is one of the best sources of lean protein, providing just the right amount of energy you will need after working out. Don’t worry about preparing this dish if you’re clumsy in the kitchen – it’s as simple as it gets. Also, it’s one of the best recipes around if you’re on a tight budget.

Protein and oats

If you’re a morning person when it comes to working out, you probably won’t see a day without a protein-based breakfast. And the best thing about protein and oats is that they are incredibly simple to make and unbelievably cheap while still giving you the energy boost you need in order to boost those muscles.

Eggs and veggies

Plain white eggs simply get way too boring, way too fast, but they’re a fantastic source of protein. So why not improvise a bit? Scramble four eggs, and add two egg whites, then add a cup of chopped mixed veggies like spinach, onions, mushrooms, or red peppers. For a protein bomb, put some lean ham or bacon as well. It’ll be a long trip in the bathroom afterwards, but your muscles will have all the energy they could ask for.

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