No I am not talking about the global financial crisis.Â 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 bodyâ€™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 adaptâ€¦ 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.Â 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.Â I have the immune-boosting apple crumble smoothie on my taste agenda for sure.