After Running: Foods to Refuel

In an article on the Discovery Fit & Health website, Writer Kevin P. Allen takes a look at great food choices for after a run:

Not all workouts are created equal. A short run, say a two-miler, doesn’t require much, if any, replenishment. Once you move beyond a 30 to 45 minute window of exercise, it’s important to provide that miraculous machine of yours with both carbohydrates and protein. A run that lasts an hour or more taxes your body in such a way that you need to give it carbohydrates and protein in a particular proportion — ideally, a 4-to-1 ratio of carbs to protein — that will maximize immune function while restoring energy and rebuilding your muscles better than before.

Click here to read the full article on the Discovery Fit & Health website.