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Best Post Workout Foods

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After you work out your body is drained of energy as well as nutrients that it needs to have replenished. By eating the proper foods after you get a good workout in you will find that you feel better and that you recover more quickly. While there are a lot of different foods to choose from, there are some that are better than others. Below you will find 10 foods and recipes you can make with them!

1. Chicken

Chicken is low in calories, it’s easy to cook and it’s low in carbohydrates. In addition to this, chicken is high in protein, which is what your body needs after you burn calories and build muscle. Chicken stir fry is a great recipe to have after working out, as it’s easy to cook and can be made with any vegetables you have available to use.

Chicken Stir Fry
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1 chicken breast –
1/4 cup sliced red bell pepper –
1 sliced carrot –
1/4 cup sliced onion –
1/4 cup edamame –
1 tbsp light soy sauce –
Salt/pepper to taste –
1 tsp red pepper flakes –
1 cup chopped broccoli –
1/2 cup green beans –
Start by chopping up all of your veggies (minus the edamame), and then cutting up your chicken into small pieces. From here, pour a small amount of olive oil into a frying pan and fry the veggies for about three minutes. After this, add in the chicken and cook until it’s no longer pink. Then, add in the rest of your ingredients and stir together in a large bowl. Eat and enjoy after working out!

2. Quinoa

Quinoa is a great alternative to rice because it’s higher in protein and has quite a bit of fiber in it as well. Eating this after working out will result in your body getting vitamins, nutrients, fiber and protein that it really needs to have. Quinoa and fruit is a sweet snack that you can enjoy after working out, and the recipe is below:

 

Quinoa and Fruit quinoa salad

2/3 cup cooked quinoa –
1/4 cup blueberries –
1 tablespoon almonds or walnuts –
2 tsp brown sugar –
1/4 tsp cinnamon-
Mix all of these ingredients together after working out and you will have a snack that fills you up without making you feel heavy and bloated. The sweetness of the blueberries will satisfy your sweet tooth and the complex carbohydrates in the quinoa will fill you up without causing your insulin to spike.

Top 8 Foods That Increase Your Metabolism

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Metabolism is a series of biochemical reactions that influences the storage and conversion of fuel molecules into energy. It is a set of chemical reactions that maintain the living condition of organism and cells. Metabolism can be subdivided into 2 categories:

Anabolism-this is the synthesis of compounds needed by cells

Catabolism-this is the process where molecules are broken down into energy.

Metabolism is directly related to nutrition and the presence of vital nutrients in the body. Biogenetics is a phrase describing the metabolic and biochemical pathways through which cells eventually obtain energy

Formation of energy is one vital component of metabolism. There are several factors influence metabolism including:

Weight-Different body tissues contribute varying amounts to metabolic rate. Muscles contribute more per unit mass than fat because muscle is denser than fat.

Heredity-A person can inherit his metabolic rate from past generations

Age– The rate of metabolism is said to decrease with 5% every decade, after 40years. This is partially due to reduced muscle mass.

Gender-Generally, men burn calories quickly as compared to women because they have more muscle tissues

Thyroid dysfunction -Hypothyroidism and hyperthyroidism can speed up or slow down metabolism.

When the main energy source glucose runs down metabolism process converts body fats into energy. On the other hand, when blood sugar supply increases, metabolism process stores extra energy by converting it into fat. The RMR and BMR calculator uses age, sex, weight and height to estimate the Resting Metabolic Rate (RMR). It represents the minimum level of energy necessary for proper body functioning including normal body temperature, heart beating and respiratory functions.