Top 5 fruits to eat after exercise

A session at the gym can be exhausting. Sometimes finding the energy to do anything after the gym can be super challenging. Of course, the best way to gather energy after the gym is to rest and to look after your body by eating healthy food. Fruit in moderation is perfect healthy food to help aid and speed recovery after a tough workout. Here are the top 5 fruits you should eat after a gym session.

 1. Bananas

Bananas are high in the “good” kinds of carbs you need after a workout. These fast-acting carbs will help restore your body’s levels of glycogen, which helps rebuild damaged muscles. And they provide lots of wonderful potassium.

 2. Blueberries

These little guys give your body a huge antioxidant boost. In fact, studies show that blueberries can triple your rate of recovery after intense workouts.

3. Pineapples

Pineapples contain bromelain, a natural anti-inflammatory that's been proven to heal bruises, sprains, and swelling. They’re also high in vitamin C, a key component in repairing tissue.

 4. Kiwi

Kiwis pack huge amounts of vitamin C and potassium into a tiny serving. They’re also an excellent source of antioxidants, which help combat muscle soreness. Bonus tip: Don’t throw out the skin; it’s full of even more nutrients.

 5. Avocado

Avocado is a no-brainer: In addition to healthy fats, which are crucial for absorbing vitamins A and E, it contains a suite of B vitamins that help your body metabolize all those healthy carbohydrates and proteins you've been packing away.