So, here's a few interesting tidbits I uncovered during my recent research. I hope you find at least something to chew on:
*If you love to exercise, don’t forget to put enough protein into your diet. Protein helps give you energy, especially during an endurance activity. It’s important to have a healthy snack within thirty minutes after a workout, to help with recovery, and building muscle. An appropriate snack consisting of a combination of protein and carbohydrates will help replace glycogen stores and repair muscle tissues. If you skip the healthy snack, you run the risk of reaching a catabolic state, a condition where the body uses muscle tissue, instead of body fat or carbohydrates, for fuel. Examples of healthy after-workout snacks are: a banana with peanut butter, or Greek yogurt with fruit. Steer clear of high fat choices, (fast food, bacon) because it can interfere with the absorption of nutrients.