Proper recovery is very important, especially if you want optimal performance in the pool! Here are 3 helpful tips on what you should eat after swimming.
To maximise recovery, eat within an hour after swimming. Your body needs to refuel on essential nutrients to kick start the growth and repair process of the muscles.
Both carbs and protein are essential for recovery. Carbs are the body’s main fuel, which is stored as glycogen. On the other hand, protein is crucial for growth and repair of muscle tissue. Both must be refuled after exercise.
If you're focusing on weight loss, you may balance it with recovery by following this rule of thumb: Adjust your daily intake of carbs depending on your training. Intake should be higher on ‘key’ training days and reduced on days with less training.
Read the full article for a list of suggested snacks and recovery food: https://www.bbcgoodfood.com/howto/guide/what-eat-after-swim