What a great time we live in that we live in a world where we’ve got things like Powerful Yogurt. I’m always working to get my protein in especially post workout.
Greek Yogurt, which has the whey strained out, is thick and creamy compared to regular yogurts. It also provides probiotics which is the new hotness when it comes to research. If/when you start hearing the phrase “gut micro-biome” that is usually fancy talk for the micro biota in your gut, which includes all these probiotics that are becoming all the rage these days.
Greek yogurt also provides a significant source of protein for a relatively small serving. It’s delicious and can be a very useful for post workout nutrition.
Post Workout Replenishment
There are many fitness goals out there from the endurance runner to the physique athlete. Typically endurance athletes take down higher carb loads with moderate protein intake, while physique athletes focus more on low carbs & high protein. Eating a snack or small meal suck as Greek yogurt, within an hour of a workout works to replenish your glycogen stores and provide some protein for your body to start using to repair the muscle breakdown you made happen during your “powerful” training session!
Powerful Yogurt contains some of the highest protein compared to others. They contain between 20-25 grams of protein per serving. That’s a great dose of protein to consume post workout. Researchers from McMasters University reported that 20grams of protein is sufficient to promote muscle synthesis, according to a study published in the 2008 issue of the “American Journal Of Clinical Nutrition.”
There are many varieties of flavors to choose from, my favorite is coconut quinoa and lemon chia. The plain variety has the lowest carbs and highest protein content. There are some delicious recipes that I will be working on to share with you guys. Wether you like it plain or with fruit the great news is that all the varieties fall in the range of 20-25 grams of protein per serving. As a bonus a serving of Greek yogurt also provides on average about 20% of your recommended daily intake for calcium.
To wrap up having some Greek yogurt post workout Can help in the body having some of the raw materials it needs to begin the recovery process while being delicious and filling.
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