Refuel Faster After a Grueling Workout
Did your early-morning spin class wipe you out? Are your muscles totally fatigued after a tough lifting session?
Eating around 75 grams of carbohydrate within 15-30 minutes of your workout will help speed recovery, but an Australian study has shown that you will bounce back even quicker if you consume caffeine in addition to carbs. Caffeine helps to speed glucose into your depleted muscles, where it's stored as glycogen. So the next time you feel drained after workout, try downing a couple of cups of coffee or a double latte along with your 75 grams of carbs.