- COLLARD GREENS: Rich in phytochemicals which may counteract the pain or soreness due to the stress involved in rebuilding the muscle tissue.
- BRAZIL NUTS: These nuts provide selenium, an essential element to prevent cell damage and inflammation. It may also aid in muscle metabolism (the process of building new muscle tissue) with its antioxidant properties.
- CHOCOLATE MILK: Believe it or not, this childhood favorite drink has the perfect ratio of proteins and carbohydrates. It helps re-hydrate cells which reduces fatigue. Sipping this after exercise will replenish glycogen, the body's secondary energy reserve (which is exhausted from exercising).
- SWEET POTATOES: The complex carbs in sweet potatoes refill your body's energy and encourages the production of hormones essential for muscle growth. The antioxidant properties can also aid in replenishing electrolytes lost through sweating.
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