Below is a list of few foods which help to fuel the exercising body, as well as aid in the post-workout recovery process.
Milk is an all-round package of health food.
It contains all the necessary nutrients & components required for a healthy body to function properly, such as water needed for hydration, protein to help with bodily growth as well as post-workout recovery, essential sugars & very importantly, calcium to help the bones.
In addition to its health benefits, drinking the milk also helps with a good night’s sleep.
Full of antioxidants, fibers to promote proper bowel movement coupled with a ton of other vitamins & minerals, broccoli coupled with a few other green vegetables stand out a few of the most nutrient-rich foods out there.
Alongside being loaded with a lot of Vitamin C, tomatoes contain a highly powerful antioxidant named lycopene, which has been making worldwide news for aiding in preventing prostate cancer in men.
Full of natural sugars, many dried fruits like raisins, apricots, mangoes, etc, are an excellent source of quick carbohydrates & can be a substitute for an energy bar. In addition to the carbohydrates, dried fruits can contain a plethora of other nutrients such as potassium, vitamins & minerals, as well as phytonutrients.
Bananas can be considered the best on-the-go food.
They are compact, unfussy, tasty & most importantly, very healthy.
Bananas are packed full of potassium, as well as compounds like serotonin which help with mind-boosting & lutein, which helps protect the eyes.
Cocoa or more cacao is mostly known as the main ingredient for making chocolates. Cocoa is extremely nutritious, full of minerals like magnesium & other useful compounds like antioxidants & amino acids.