Tired of slugging back protein powders after a long ride? Well, there may be another option, and it tastes much better!
Research suggests that athletes training hard need to consume between 100 and 200 grams of carbs and at least 7 to 20 grams of protein in order to recover post-workout. And here’s the good news, a three-slice portion of pizza with cheese and some good toppings can achieve this.
Like everything, there are some rules: eat this enjoyable meal within two hours of finishing your workout to stimulate muscle synthesis and repair; and make sure you have had a long, intense workout rather than a short, low-intensity session. Remember, pizza is a high-fat food, so order the pizza with a little less cheese and whole wheat crust.