These post workout meal tips will put you on the right track to help maximize your recovery.

Post workout meal has become like a religion in bodybuilding circles, usually called, “The window of opportunity.” The 2 to 4 hour period immediately following a workout session is considered a critical time to provide your body with high quality protein and carbs to support muscle growth and recovery. Although many believe consuming a protein drink during strength-training workout is best for building muscle, no significant evidence supports this.

Whole foods are the best choice for post workout meal because they offer complete nutrition. They provide many micronutrients and essential fiber and help keep your body feeling satiated. Some of the best high protein whole foods choice are fish, chicken breast, turkey, low-fat milk, cottage cheese, and Greek yogurt.

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