For athletes, eating after a tough workout is essential for muscle repair. After a training session, the body needs protein to restore damaged muscle tissue, according to the Mayo Clinic
. Remind your athlete to drink a sports drink or eat an energy bar after training to help maximize both recovery and the muscle-building process.
Make it easy for your athlete to get the post-workout protein he or she needs by keeping your kitchen stocked with:
Learn about other healthy foods for athletes and about keeping your kids hydrated during sports. And get even more info from Gatorade.com.
- Lean meats, such as boneless, skinless turkey breast
- Low-fat cheese
- Cottage cheese
- Energy bars
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