Fuel Your Fire Friday: Post Run Snacks

After a run, it is important to replace carbohydrates, sodium, and potassium, while also taking in protein to aid muscle repair.  These nutrients are most effectively used by your body 15 minutes to an hour post physical activity.

Here is a list of snacks with the perfect nutrient ratio to aid recovery:

  • 8 ounces of low fat chocolate milk
  • Trail mix with dried fruit, soybeans, cereal or pretzels
  • A peanut butter and jelly sandwich or wrap
  • An energy bar with a mix of carbohydrate and protein
  • A handful of salted nuts with pretzels
  • Pita bread with hummus

The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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