Post Workout Fuel

Have you seen the commercials advertising chocolate milk as a post workout snack? (No doubt sponsored by the dairy council.) Well I’ve got a better idea: a dark chocolate fruit and nut bar.

During a workout the body gets depleted of carbohydrates. (They are used as a major source of fuel). With the high use of oxygen during prolonged and intense exercise, free radicals can also form. The recommended ratio to eat post workout to replace lost nutrients is 3:1 carbohydrates to protein. The carbs replenish energy stores while the protein helps to repair and build muscle tissue.

A dark chocolate fruit and nut bar works on all counts. The dark chocolate contains antioxidants to help combat the free radicals while the fruit (and small amount of sugar) provides the carbs and the nuts provide the protein.

Love your body-exercise and eat well. A dark chocolate fruit and nut bar may be just what your body can use.

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