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4 healthy foods to eat post workout

Published : Sep 7, 2019, 6:00 pm IST
Updated : Sep 7, 2019, 6:00 pm IST

These easily available foods make for healthy, filling snacks.

Your diet is an important part of your workout plan. (Photo: Representational/ Pexels)
 Your diet is an important part of your workout plan. (Photo: Representational/ Pexels)

When you’re planning to work your way out towards a healthy lifestyle, it’s not just exercising that matters. It’s equally important to pay attention to your diet. While it’s easy to grab large chunks of belly-filling, delicious food and eat it all at one go, it’s better to eat right and stay healthier. Here are 4 filling foods you can eat post-workout:

1. Eggs

Packed with proteins and vitamin B12, eggs can be cooked in a variety of ways. Boiled or scrambled, you can have some of these after an intensive workout to make up for all the energy that’s been used up. Eggs contain healthy fats, so they’re actually good for building muscles.

2. Fruits

Drinking just water isn’t the ideal way to rehydrate after a workout. You can go for fresh fruits like watermelon, oranges, and bananas to replenish all the vitamins and minerals. These fruits are filling and can be experimented with. For instance, you can go for fruit salads with some fresh cream to make things interesting.

3. Cottage Cheese

The humble paneer gives you the much needed dose of protein to keep your body healthy. An interesting way to eat paneer is to stir fry it in some ghee (clarified butter), and season it with some salt and pepper. If you’re extremely health conscious, you can opt for tofu as well.

4. Nuts

According to Pinkvilla, it’s good to consume nuts, but in moderation. Today, you get packets of mixed nuts that are easily available in the markets. Add these to your salads for a good texture and a kick of crunchiness.

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