THE FALL RECREATION SEASON IS UPON US!
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Sports Nutrition for your Child Athlete
Recovery Foods: Eating after exercise is a must for healthy muscles. The body craves both carbohydrates and protein after exercise. Carbohydrates are required to replenish energy stores, while protein repairs tired muscle fibers. Help your child athlete recover and refuel with these five regenerating foods, and look for them at the concessions stand during the fall recreation season!
Research studies continue to find that chocolate milk can benefit muscle recovery in athletes. One cup has 23 grams of carbohydrates and 8 grams of protein – that’s just about 3:1.
Lean protein like chicken is packed with muscle-building amino acids. Three ounces of cooked chicken breast has about 24 grams of protein. Add to pasta or enjoy in a sandwich or wrap; add a piece of fruit or a low fat yogurt to up the carbohydrates and complete the meal.
Go Greek for extra protein – 1 cup has 23 grams – that’s more than double most regular varieties. Top with fresh or dried fruit and granola.
Occasionally your schedule may not allow for even the simplest meal prep. On those days opt for an energy bar. Look for one that has the proper ratio of carbohydrates to protein like Clif or Luna Bars.
You’ll find 7 grams of protein in a serving (2 tablespoons) of peanut butter. Spread on an apple, whole grain bread with jam or blend into smoothie for some super delicious (and budget-friendly) recovery fuel.
Source: Read more at: http://blog.foodnetwork.com/healthyeats/2012/06/16/recovery-foods-what-to-eat-after-a-workout/?oc=linkback