By Kerri-Ann Jennings, M.S., R.D. Associate Nutrition Editor, EatingWell Magazine
Want to give your workout a boost? Five key ingredients can give your body an extra edge when exercising--or recovering from your workout, as Joyce Hendley wrote about in the July/August issue of EatingWell Magazine. And as a bonus, she developed a homemade energy bar recipe that packs them all into a delicious, convenient bar to power your workout and help you refuel afterward. (Get the recipe for EatingWell Energy Bars and more Granola & Power Bars.)
Here are the 5 ingredients that can help power your next workout.
The most protein-rich nut of them all helps give our bar an egg's worth of quality protein.
Pre-workout: A little protein staves off hunger without overtaxing digestion.
Post-workout: Protein helps repair muscles and stokes your body's muscle-building machinery--especially when consumed within a half hour after exercising.
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