17 Jan Carbohydrate has a well-earned place in post-workout nutrition
Sugar…its easy to view sugar as a nutritional „demon“ but people should think twice before cutting ALL „CARBS“ out of their diets. We shouldn’t make one food or nutrient a scapegoat for all of our health problems—„Nutrition is not all or nothing
Sugar is particularly important for athletes, whose muscles run on it, in fact the body needs a certain amount of it post-workout to replenish glycogen, the stored form of glucose that the body uses for energy
While you’ll find heaps of sugar in indulgent desserts, its also found naturally in produce, dairy, and foods packed with complex, carbs like whole wheat bead.
The key is determining the right amount to eat and from which sources, since the body stores excess sugar as fat.
The best way to aid the body post-workout healing process is to eat fruits, vegetables and whole grains
Combine them with amino-acids – rich protein sources like meat, fish, greek yogurt, and cottage cheese, which also encourage recovery. Aim for a four-to-one ratio of carbs to protein. Outside of the workout context, adding fats can help curb blood sugar spikes
A good Rezept:
A spinach omelette topped with avocado slices or a salad of leafy greens and salmon dressed with olive oil vinaigrette