What are the Best Post-Workout Foods?

Whey Protein Shake 1 of 9

After you finish up a workout and hit the showers, there's still one more important step that you shouldn't neglect. Eating properly after exercising will allow your body to maximize its muscle-building and energy-restoring capabilities. Make sure to eat one of the foods in this gallery within an hour of your workout!

One of the easiest and most popular post-workout foods is the whey protein shake. These shakes typically come in powdered form and are mixed with water or milk. The whey protein contained in the shakes allows your body to rebuild muscle quickly and efficiently. If you're not a fan of the taste, here are a few more ingredients you can add to boost the flavor and texture:

  • Peanut butter
  • Oatmeal
  • Applesauce