by Stephanie Greunke
With the endless list of post-workout nutrition options out there, who would think to look in the baby food aisle? Turns out those little jars of fruits and vegetables aren't just for diaper-clad babies in high chairs. If you've witnessed a shredded bodybuilder downing Gerbers after a workout, you know it's a funny sight. So why turn to Stage 1 purees to recharge? There are a few reasons.
1. Nutrient Profile : Just like real food combinations, baby food combinations can provide a good balance of the three macronutrients: carbs, fat, and protein. Although your body's post-workout (PWO) needs vary based on the type and intensity of exercise you do, PWO nutrition pretty much boils down to the right balance of carbohydrates and protein. So how much of each of those nutrients is in a typical jar of baby food? Let's look at the nutrition facts for three varieties of baby food, paying special attention to their carb/protein profile:
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