After a hard, strenuous workout, wether cardiovascular (aerobic) or weightlifting (anaerobic), the body needs to be refueled. During intense exercise the body uses up carbohydrates, fats and proteins to keep the body going.
After training, usually within a hour of completion of training, you should refuel the body with the proper nutrition to help the healing process and make maximum gains from your workout.
Protein- Protein is essential in muscle repair, protein and amino acids are necessary for muscle growth.
Proteins are large, complex molecules that play many critical roles in the body. They do most of the work in cells and are required for the structure, function, and regulation of the body’s tissues and organs. … Enzymes carry out almost all of the thousands of chemical reactions that take place in cells.
Easily digestible proteins:
milk and dairy
chicken or turkey
Carbohydrates- Carbs fuel the body with energy to train, and also daily tasks. After a workout you need to replace the carbs that were depleted during training.
sweet or white potatoes