How often do you tell yourself you’re going to work out every day only to wake up the next day in pain and quit? I know that’s happened to me a couple of times. Was it because I worked out too hard? Or maybe it’s because I’m a noob? Probably. But turns out this after workout soreness could’ve been prevented or at least significantly reduced by eating the right foods after a workout. Sounds too good to be true, right? However science backs this up. The reason your muscles are so sore the next day is because they’ve been damaged a little and are now repairing themselves and growing bigger and stronger. Certain foods can help you do that faster and therefore make your muscles feel less sore after a workout.
If you love sweet potatoes we’ve got good news for you – you can definitely have them after a workout and not worry about them ruining your results. In fact they’re going to help you restore your glycogen levels, which can get depleted after a heavy workout, and provide you with a good amount of beta carotene and vitamin C. But make sure you bake them with some coconut oil instead of deep frying them, ok?