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By Priyanka Dixit
Most of us are trying to achieve our dream body by working out and eating right. But it is not as simple as it seems. We need to replenish the lost nutrients and fuel our bodies with nourishing foods to improve our health. So if you too work out a lot, do not spoil your efforts by consuming the wrong foods post your session. Instead, grab one of these and get the best out of your fitness efforts.
1. Roasted chickpeas
Chickpeas are superbly rich in proteins. Chickpeas are a prized possession among fitness freaks for their high protein, fiber, vitamins and minerals, which are known for improving human health. These compounds found in chickpeas increase satiety and reduce appetite without filling us with fat. So stay fuller for longer with chickpeas sans any extra calories.
2. Yogurt with fruits
Yogurt contains probiotics. This is a quick post-workout snack that can give enough proteins to your tired body. You can mix some delicious fruits like strawberries, sliced kiwis, healthy cherries and some mint leaves as toppings. This versatile high quality protein food will create an array of taste and health.
3. Nuts trial
Some nuts, like almonds, pistachios, walnuts, cashews, peanuts plus few pumpkin seeds are nutritional powerhouses packed with proteins. If you want to give a flavour, then roast them a little and chew them well. A dash of cinnamon will ensure your metabolism stays high.
4. Boiled egg
One single hard boiled egg contains 6.5 grams of protein, and the best part? No efforts and time in making! This delicious treat will ensure you get ample proteins to recover post workout. Your muscles will get repaired and you won’t feel hungry. But, make sure you avoild yolk for it’s high in cholestrol.
5. Peanut butter with whole grain bread
Peanut butter not only is a rich source of proteins, it offers many health benefits. Peanut butter is the healthiest source of food for body builders too. It provide good strength to muscles. You can spread enough amount of peanut butter on a whole grain bread slice and can enjoy it. Tasty and filling – can you ask for more? Again, try to go for sugarfree version and stay restricted to a tablespoon.
6. Banana smoothie
Banana protein shake or smoothie is one of the most convenient options here. Protein shakes are wonderful and can help increase your dietary protein. It’s a myth that adding fruits like banana to your protein shakes adds extra calorie content, but it gives ample nutrition and adds a flavour too.
7. Tuna sandwich
A healthy mixture of protein and carbohydrates – this is a dream combo for people who require muscle recovery and better metabolism. Drizzle some lemon juice and olive oil on tuna and spread over a slice of whole wheat bread.
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