Friday, August 31, 2012

Replenish With Bon'Approved Post-Exercise Snacks

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After every workout, it is important get some food in your stomach to replenish your lost nutrients. Nutritionists recommend eating something within 30 minutes to two hours after a workout, and consuming enough calories to equal about 50 percent of the calories you burned. Just be sure to know that having exercised doesn't mean you can eat anything you want!

Here is a list of Bon'Approved post-exercise meal or snack.

Whole-wheat toast with peanut butter


About 60 percent of the calories should come from carbohydrate to restore glycogen. Spread a dollop of organic peanut butter over whole-wheat bread, which has more fiber than white bread and makes you feel fuller for a longer period of time.

Non-fat Greek yogurt and fresh fruits


Greek yogurt is packed with protein, which should make up about 25 percent of your calories. Top it with fresh fruits, like blueberries, raspberries, and blackberries, for added flavors and nutrients.

Regular meal of lean protein, starch, and vegetables


Grilled chicken breast, while low in fat, is high in protein that helps to rebuild muscle tissue after your workout. Enjoy it with a side of carbohydrates like rice pilaf or couscous, as well as some vegetables for a balanced meal.


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