What to eat when you exercise
We’ve highlighted recipes in the plan that are especially good after exercise – just look for the symbol below. For resistance training, protein is key for muscle repair, and for cardio and endurance training you’ll need some energising carbs to replenish glycogen stores, as well as protein. We’ve also included some natural anti-inflammatory ingredients such as turmeric in our recipes, to help ease tired joints and muscles. Muscles are most receptive in the 30-minute window following exercise, so eat in this time frame if you can. Remember to drink plenty of hydrating fluids, and if necessary, include a small amount of sodium to replace any lost through perspiration.