Best Post-Workout Foods for AM Exercise

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Best Post-Workout Foods for AM Exercise

These eight mini-meals and snacks can help you maximize the effectiveness of your morning workout routine.

A recent study published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism notes that chocolate milk can be an optimal post-exercise recovery aid.

Chocolate milk not only provides an ideal combination of carbohydrates and protein—which your body craves post workout—but it has a high water content, which helps prevent dehydration from fluids lost during exercise. Paired with a serving of crunchy and satiating almonds, you'll almost feel as if you're eating dessert (minus the guilt).

Nutritional Information: 320 calories, 16g fat, 2.5g saturated fat, 15g protein, 30g carbs, 5g fiber

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