What foods are good after a workout?


You finished your workout, and you feel fabulous, fit, and … famished. What should you eat? Kathleen Johnson, a dietitian at Johns Hopkins, says the key is aiming for balance between protein, fats and carbohydrates instead of emphasizing one food group over another.

Lean protein is especially important when you’re refueling, but Johnson recommends eating whole foods instead of relying on powders or processed bars.

Whole fruits, vegetables and healthy fats are part of a healthy diet any time, and are especially satisfying after exercise. If you’re on the go after your exercise session, try a handful of dried fruit and healthy nuts to take the edge off post-workout hunger.

For more details, check out the article Fuel Your Fitness.