Foods to Avoid Eating After a Workout

3. Low-carb Meals

Despite popular opinion, carbs are not the enemy, especially after a workout. Our bodies need carbohydrates as a source of ready fuel, and exercise burns through your supply. Your post-workout meal needs to replace them.

But not all carbs are created equal. Highly processed sources of carbohydrates, like anything made with white flour (bread, pasta, crackers), spike your blood sugar and then rapidly burn away. A better choice for post-workout carbs is fruit.

Bananas, kiwi, strawberries, and blueberries are excellent sources of carbs because those carbs are delivered with enough fiber to modulate the rate at which the natural sugars hit your bloodstream. This means sustained energy throughout the day. Plus, fruit is full of antioxidants and critical nutrients to keep your body strong.

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