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A Carbohydrate and Protein Driven Recovery

Immune-boosting apple crumble smoothie No I am not talking about the global financial crisis.  Rather Dr Kevin Currell of Triathlon Plus has written an interesting article on the importance of carbs and protein in exercise recovery for BikeRadar.com. The full article can be found at BikeRadar.com.

Dr Currell reminds us that:

During exercise, carbohydrate acts as the main energy source and the body’s small carbohydrate stores often become depleted.

and that protein also has a significant role to play

in allowing the muscles to regenerate, repair and adapt… Protein is essential for [muscles] them to recover. Protein also allows the body to adapt to the training by providing the fuel to build new enzymes and muscle fibres.

The article also contains some interesting carb/protein based recipes to encourage recovery.  They include:

  • Quinoa and cinnamon chicken
  • Cherry Bakewell smoothie
  • Steamed salmon and potato salad
  • Immune-boosting apple crumble smoothie

You can get the recipes at BikeRadar.com.  I have the immune-boosting apple crumble smoothie on my taste agenda for sure.

2 Responses to A Carbohydrate and Protein Driven Recovery

  1. Greg October 9, 2009 at 1:37 AM #

    You are right, the Immune-boosting apple crumble smoothie does look delicious. Thanks for the link.

  2. Greg October 9, 2009 at 10:37 AM #

    You are right, the Immune-boosting apple crumble smoothie does look delicious. Thanks for the link.

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