After rigorous physical activity, your body may be lacking energy and nutrients it needs to recover. It is important to replace carbohydrates, sodium and potassium that are lost during exercise. Protein may also be needed to aid in muscle repair.
After a hard workout or taxing sporting event, be sure to have a nutrient-rich snack or meal within 15 minutes to an hour.
Provided by Sports, Cardiovascular and Wellness Nutrition, a dietetic practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.
Reviewed January 2013