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You may have heard that you should eat protein after a workout as soon as possible. This supposedly helps repair and build your muscle.
The truth is that protein alone isn't enough and you don’t need to race against the clock - unless you’re training several times a day.
So what should you eat and drink after exercising? And when’s the best time to do it?
Experts say that it’s best to focus on getting:
There's no rush, so try to eat a proper meal some time after your workout.
However, if that's going to be several hours away try having a quick snack before then.
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