If you’re one of those young professionals who vowed to get back in tiptop shape before 2020 rolls along, then you’ve surely been hitting the gym. Working out does wonders for your overall health, but have you been capitalizing on those gains with healthy post-workout meals?
According to a recent study, it is optimal to eat a meal 45 minutes after a full workout to replenish lost nutrients. Delaying the consumption of food by more than two hours will lead to a decreased synthesis of glycogen.
But if you don’t have the time to whip up a meal after lifting heavy weights or kickboxing, then you should definitely check out these authentic Thai dishes for your post-workout meal.
Yum Woon Sen Talay
Protein, protein, protein. That’s exactly what you need once you’ve finished bench pressing hundreds of pounds.
This salad has all the protein you’ll ever want with a mixture of fresh calamari, prawns, scallops, and mussels. A nest of bean-thread noodles, onions, tomatoes, cilantro, and fresh roasted peanuts replaces your lost carbs while a drizzle of spicy lime sauce perks up your appetite.
Salmon is the ideal post-workout dish because of its rich Omega-3 fatty acids.
After an intense endurance run, why not reward yourself with a delicious blend of wild-caught Alaskan Coho salmon swimming in a rich stew of Panang curry, coconut milk, peppers, and sweet basil? Served with a side of your choice: Jasmine white rice or healthy brown rice. The smooth, creamy coconut milk base contains has at least 88 mg of magnesium, which helps relax muscles and prevents soreness.
Crab Fried Rice
For your carbohydrate boost after hitting the heavy bag, grab a serving of this low-fat, high-protein meal.
The Red Rock Crab legs provide your muscles with Omega-3 fatty acids, while the fried white jasmine rice replaces lost glycogen stores and ensures that you’ll be ready to show up at the gym tomorrow, feeling strengthened and refreshed.
At Thai Ginger, we pride ourselves on hand-crafting the best, most authentic Thai cuisine to tickle your palate and keep you healthy as well. Come visit one of our locations today.