Have you ever heard the saying “fitness starts in the kitchen”? We couldn’t agree more. Post-workout nutrition is just as important as the workout itself.
After physical activity your body goes into repair mode. The foods you
eat after challenging your muscles will aid in their mending and
building. While calorie intake shortly after a workout is essential, the
type of foods you choose is important in ensuring your body gets the
FUEL it needs, to reap the benefits of your hard work. Reach for something
that will replenish lost glycogen stores (carbohydrates) and repair your
muscles (protein). The key is to stick to simple carbs (like those found
in fruit) allowing for an easy digestion process.
Dried fruit is a convenient source of post workout nutrition. Research
has shown that compared to fresh fruits, dried fruits have greater fiber
content, nutrient density and phenol antioxidants.1
Look for dried fruit with no added sugars, sweeteners or sulphites. Level Ground
Trading’s dried fruit is organic, direct fair trade and free of any
additives: it’s just fruit! In it’s resealable package, it’s compact, easy to
pack and mess-free.
Now you can find Level Ground’s dried Mango, Pineapple, Tropical and
Golden Berry at FUEL. Reward your efforts and try this healthy, direct,
delicious snack after your next workout.
1Journal of the American College of Nutrition