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Top 5 foods for muscle recovery and growth post workout

Published on Nov 25, 2023 09:08 AM IST
  • Don't get bogged down by those sore and stiff muscles post workout and indulge in these 5 foods that can help your muscles recover and gain strength.
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While one experiences a surge in mood and energy levels post a workout session, it is also accompanied by soreness and stiffness in muscles due to microscopic tears and inflammation due to the stress placed on them. This is part of the muscle adaptation process and in fact increases their strength and endurance. Good nutrition along with sufficient rest can help your muscle recover fast. Nutritionist Karishma Shah suggests foods that can help in muscle recovery. (Freepik) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 25, 2023 09:08 AM IST

While one experiences a surge in mood and energy levels post a workout session, it is also accompanied by soreness and stiffness in muscles due to microscopic tears and inflammation due to the stress placed on them. This is part of the muscle adaptation process and in fact increases their strength and endurance. Good nutrition along with sufficient rest can help your muscle recover fast. Nutritionist Karishma Shah suggests foods that can help in muscle recovery. (Freepik)

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1. Daals: Packed with plant-based protein, they help rebuild and strengthen your muscles post-workout. (Freepik) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 25, 2023 09:08 AM IST

1. Daals: Packed with plant-based protein, they help rebuild and strengthen your muscles post-workout. (Freepik)

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2. Tofu: A protein powerhouse loaded with essential amino acids, it's your muscle's best friend.. If you follow a vegan lifestyle, this is a perfect post-workout snack for you.(Freepik) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 25, 2023 09:08 AM IST

2. Tofu: A protein powerhouse loaded with essential amino acids, it's your muscle's best friend.. If you follow a vegan lifestyle, this is a perfect post-workout snack for you.(Freepik)

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3. Quinoa: It is not just a grain but a complete protein source, supporting muscle repair and growth while delivering essential nutrients. There are many delicious ways to consume this super grain.(Pinterest) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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3. Quinoa: It is not just a grain but a complete protein source, supporting muscle repair and growth while delivering essential nutrients. There are many delicious ways to consume this super grain.(Pinterest)

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4. Homemade Curd: With gut-friendly probiotics, it aids digestion, ensuring your body absorbs those muscle-loving nutrients.(Images bazaar) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
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4. Homemade Curd: With gut-friendly probiotics, it aids digestion, ensuring your body absorbs those muscle-loving nutrients.(Images bazaar)

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5. Paneer: Rich in both protein and calcium, it's a dual-action hero for muscle health and bone strength.(Unsplash) expand-icon View Photos in a new improved layout
Published on Nov 25, 2023 09:08 AM IST

5. Paneer: Rich in both protein and calcium, it's a dual-action hero for muscle health and bone strength.(Unsplash)

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