How to Better Recover from Your Workout
With Spring just around the corner, getting and staying in our best shape is on many of our minds.
However, staying fit has as much to do with recovery from our workouts as it does the time spent exercising.
A big part of recovery has to do with the foods and beverages you consume pre- and post workout as well as throughout the day.
Choosing snacks and drinks with functional ingredients can aid in muscle and joint recovery, boost energy levels, maximize your workout results, as well as help to create a leaner, healthier you.
When it comes to healthy options for maximum energy and efficient workout recovery, here are some of my favorite selections that taste as good as they are good for your body.
Rez is a recovery beverage that contains powerful antioxidants along with plant based glucosamine and turmeric.
Glucosamine helps to lubricate the joints and reduce inflammation, which is one of the major causes of pain.
Tumeric, provides the body with powerful antioxidants. It also contains anti- inflammatory and pain relieving properties to help alleviate aches and pains.
Research also demonstrates that turmeric, found in Rez can also help the body to burn unwanted fat more efficiently.
Rez comes in 3 yummy flavors, Watermelon Peach, Orange Mango, and Fruit Punch. Its sweetened naturally and only contains 10 calories for the entire bottle making it diet friendly and delicious.
This tasty, high-protein Greek yogurt is made with whole milk, real blueberries, acai juice, and no added sugars. It provides 21g of protein and 7 live active cultures that help to sustain your healthy lifestyle and fuel your daily routine.
This yogurt contains almost three times the amount of protein found in other yogurts, which makes it a good choice for alleviating tired muscles.
Plus this yogurt contains blueberries which help the body to reduce oxidative stress as well as prevent against the formation of free radicals. Additionally the Acai found in Powerful foods yogurt helps to promote weight loss, boost energy, and even has anti-aging effects.
This high-protein, indulgent snack helps to refuel your body after each workout as well as through out your day. These bites contain no sugar and are made with functional ingredients including coconut oil, peanut butter, and real chocolate. Coconut oil helps to reduce inflammation, chocolate provides the body with powerful antioxidants which help to protect against free radicals, and peanut butter which helps to boost immunity and bone strength as well as improve muscle recovery.
These bites are a nutritious, indulgent snack that you can feel good about eating after a workout or any time of day.
Consuming alkaline water can reduce the accumulation of acidity in exercising muscles, improving workout intensity and recovery.
Flow is naturally packed with an alkaline pH of 8.1 at the source, healthy minerals with pure taste, and electrolytes for athletic recovery.
Rooted in the springs of Ontaria, Canada, Flow shoots through the limestone bedrocks at the source, packing their water with magnesium, potassium, calcium and bicarbonates that give it it’s natural alkalinity.
Along with supporting energy metabolism during your workout, the magnesium, calcium, and potassium naturally found in Flow, help to relieve muscle pain and tightness.
In addition to plain, Flow also comes in 4 organic flavors: Cucumber + Mint, Lemon + Ginger, Strawberry + Rose and Watermelon + Lime.
Each organic flavor is zero calorie, zero sugar, zero juice, is non-GMO, contains zero preservatives and is USDA certified organic. Each flavor is also vegan, kosher and gluten free.
So you can drink Flow and know that you are drinking to your good health.
We are what we eat and drink. So eat and drink your way to a better workout and a stronger you with these delicious and nutritious products.
Eat, Drink, and Enjoy!