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NPN Nutrition Tips: What do I eat/drink right after a run?

 

The best thing you can do for your body after a run is to consume protein. Protein supports your body in its repair of damaged muscle tissue that has been broken down during physical activity. A whey protein shake is a good source to get into your muscles quickly and efficiently. Try to consume within 15-20 minutes after exercise along with some fruit to increase blood glucose levels. Have a well balanced meal of 40% carb, 40% protein and 20% fat 1.5-2.0 hours after long runs.

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One Response to “NPN Nutrition Tips: What do I eat/drink right after a run?”
  1. Meg says:

    I totally agree and would add whey protein bars if you’re on the go and don’t have time to make a shake! And if you’re dairy sensitive, you could use a rice or egg white based protein powder or rice based protein bar. Enjoy!

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