It may be fair to say that most of us give a great deal of thought to what we eat before we work out. Afterall, we need energy to get the best out of every minute spent on exercise. However, refueling is just as important as fuelling. What we eat post-workout is pivotal in our fitness journey. This is something that many overlook and yet it is vital to not only our workout regime but also to our overall health and wellbeing.
Whichever exercise you may choose whether it be intense weight resistance or lighter aerobics, energy stores are depleted during an exercise session. Fluids and electrolytes are lost through sweating and there is likely to be damage to muscle tissue. Post-workout nutrients are essential for repairing and replenishing what is lost during each workout. Eating the correct amount of carbohydrates and protein is particularly important after exercise. And what you eat is far more decisive than when you eat.
Drinking plenty of water and topping up carbohydrates and protein should be the main focus. On average we lose up to two litres of sweat per hour during exercise. So, in order to avoid dehydration it is essential to drink water in abundance after a workout. Consuming carbohydrates with protein immediately after exercising is best for restoring energy to muscles. Eating any additional protein within an hour is shown to improve muscle glycogen.
M-EAT! provides 54% lean protein in every 100grams. Whichever flavour you choose you can be assured that your essential post-workout nutrients are being met with every bite. With no artificial colour, flavouring or additives M-EAT! is one of the cleanest foods you can consume whether before or after exercise. We use grass-fed British beef to ensure the highest quality lean beef. To retain all the macronutrients we use only natural spices: salt, black pepper, malt vinegar and coriander. The meat is cured and air-dried according to a South African recipe that is four centuries old. You can also try biltong in Keto or Atkins recipes.
What’s more is that there are six award-winning flavours to choose from. A convenient subscription service and free UK delivery makes M-EAT! biltong your perfect workout partner. Choose from the Snack Selection Box, the Classic Box or the Big Sharing Box. You can mix and match your flavours each month. We hope you will appreciate that we really have thought of everything so you don’t have to!