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Sports nutrition: Eating after exercise

Sports nutrition: Eating after exercise

Mireia Cervera 06 May 2016

You've got it! You reached the finish line first! And now that? To eat a steak or a frankfurter? Or maybe you're not even hungry and all you want to do is rest. Eating after physical activity is just as importantnte that feeding before and during. To have an excellent performance in the next test you must follow certain easy and very practical sports nutrition guidelines, which we will discuss in this post.

Very important! To recover lost fluids, drink a lot and little by little, not suddenly, for 24-48 hours after the activity

3. Minerals and vitamins

During sports you lose many minerals : sodium and potassium. With a normal meal you replace all the minerals lost by far, for example with 1 l1 liter of orange juice you will get 3 times more potassium than you may have lost. You don't need to take special supplements or salt tablets. If the exercise was very intense and lasted a long time, add more salt to the food. Although remember thatyou have to replenish fluids first! Because you always lose more water than sodium.

Regarding vitamins, there are still no conclusive results in sports nutrition studies confirming that it is necessary to take vitamin supplements.amines and antioxidants. Several studies have looked at it and found no difference in oxidation between the group of athletes who took and those who did not take vitamin supplements before, during and after exercise. The most importantIt is essential that you eat a balanced and healthy diet every day, with seasonal foods, which are itself rich in vitamins and minerals.


4. Rest!

Lastly, don't underestimate the power ofRest! Your body restores, repairs and develops muscles and replenishes carbohydrate stores much better when it is relaxed, when you rest and sleep well at night. After the competition for somedays do little or no exercise and eat a diet rich in carbohydrates - that way you will only win. Stop being afraid of getting fat or losing shape - even the most famous athletes include days off from trainingor, knowing the positive effect of this practice.

By following these very easy and useful sports nutrition tips, you will surely recover faster and will shine again in the next competition!

Mireia Cervera Nutritionist Teresa Carles Healthy Foods Group - Flax & Kale