After a sweaty workout, it is important to eat something that is rich in proteins and carbs, less fatty and easily digestible. For it, you can check out this section of post workout meals but in this post we will discuss the fruits that you can eat after workout.
Which fruit is good for workout?
Eating fruits like bananas, berries, dates, apples & grapefruit is a good way to put your body on a recharge after a sweaty workout. These fruits are rich in vitamins, folate, antioxidants and macro-nutrients like iron, calcium and potassium.
Not only that but also there is natural sugar or fructose present in them, which provides energy to your body.
Can you eat apple after workout?
Yes you can eat an apple to improve endurance and heal the fitness fatigued muscles.
Eating an apple can improve endurance due to flavonoids, especially the quercetin present in apple. After training, these compounds help accelerate recovery.
Also, apples have been shown to reduce the pain and swelling commonly found in fitness fatigued muscles due to their natural anti-inflammatory properties.
Which fruits help build muscle?
Healthy eating is a necessity to enhance physical health. Workouts are an investment and it can’t give you success unless you are feeding the body well.
Five basic fruits that can be helpful in building muscles include:
There are many other fruits that are also rich in nutrients helpful in building muscles but these are the basic ones. Make sure that you are eating them only in their prime season.
Which fruit has most protein?
Guava is the most protein rich fruit in the world. Being a tropical fruit, it is also rich in Vitamin C and fiber. And is a great choice of fruit to eat after workout. It digests easily and you can also make a milkshake of it.
Guava that is red from inside and not white is more suited for eating than for a milkshake and the taste of it will surely refresh you from the hard workout you just went through.
Jackfruit and Avocado are also rich in proteins and you can also try them for eating after workout if you are looking for protein rich fruits.
Listed below are the fruits and amount of protein they have per cup:
- Guava (4 grams protein)
- Jackfruit (3 grams protein)
- Avocado (3 grams protein)
- Apricot (2 grams protein)
- Blackberries (2 grams protein)
- Kiwi (2 grams protein)
- Cherries (1.6 grams protein)
- Raisins (1 gram protein)
Fruits not to eat after a workout
Fruits generally are good for eating after workout. There is not a single fruit that is claimed or proven to be bad for eating through research after workout. But if you want to be extra careful, don’t eat fruits that are not from that season.
For example, watermelon is a fruit of summers, if you are eating it in summers, you are eating the best watermelons that are not stored through unnatural means like freezing for winters.
Unlike watermelon, fruits like bananas grow throughout the year and it is healthy to eat them anytime during the year.
In short, there is no good or bad fruit, just fresh and not fresh ones.