The major eating mistake after execise

 

Did you know that what you eat directly after exercising – typically within two hours – can have a significant impact on the health benefits you reap from your exercise?

Consuming sugar within this post-exercise window, will negatively affect both your insulin sensitivity and your human growth hormone (HGH) production to help heal.

A recent study found that eating a low-carbohydrate meal after aerobic exercise enhances your insulin sensitivity. This is highly beneficial, since impaired insulin is the underlying cause of type 2 diabetes and a significant risk factor for other chronic diseases, such as heart disease.

Even consuming fructose, including that from fruit juices, within this two-hour window will decimate your natural HGH production.

My suggestion after a good work out is to refuel the body with a low-carbohydrate meal  that includes leafy greens/vegetables (no potatoes,parsnips etc), eggs, fish, meat, chicken . In other words just stay away from the sugar especially fruit and even recovery drinks as your body will fight the sugar before it starts to help repair from the workout.

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