Restorative Nourishment

Proper nourishment after exercise is essential not just for a successful workout regime, but for general wellness as well.  Key nutrients for recovery include protein–which helps to reduce muscle soreness, build stronger muscles and support your immune system–carbs, for restoring energy (glycogen) stores as well as helping the body absorb the protein–water, to replenish fluid levels–and vitamins and minerals which help the body use energy and function normally.  The following recipes contain each of these nutrients in adequate proportions for aiding in muscle recovery.