What exactly is a post-workout snack and how does it help workout performance?
After a workout your body needs to recover and rebuild muscle, hence you have to eat accordingly. The recovery process begins immediately after your workout. A post workout meal guarantees your body that it has all the resources for your body to recover. Within 30 minutes of your workout it is advisable to consume protein rich snacks to speed up the recovery process.
Scientifically, there are several reasons why a post workout snack helps the body (Via):
- Replenish muscle glycogen that was depleted during your workout.
- Reduce muscle protein breakdown caused by exercise.
- Increase muscle protein synthesis.
- Reduce muscle soreness and fatigue.
- Greatly enhance overall recovery.
- Reduce cortisol levels.
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