Inflammation and cell damage from rigorous body movements are the cause, and snacking on the yellowish-green pistachio nuts can be the answer. Pistachios are packed with antioxidants that can help us fight these post-workout pains.
Here is why :
One serving of pistachio nuts has 20-mg of potassium, about half of a large banana has. Potassium, along with sodium, are electrolytes that are crucial for keeping our muscles moving and functioning during intense workouts.
Pistachio nuts have the highest levels of beta-sitosterol, a type of phytosterol, in the nut family. These plant-derived substances, when consumed, have shown to boost heart health by blocking the absorption of cholesterol into our bodies.
Perfect recovery food :
Most of us know that eating protein after a workout helps our bodies build and repair muscles. There are 6 grams of protein in a single pistachio nut serving, more than what you’d get from the same size portion of beef !
A very simple way to incorporate this healthy nut into our meals is make a jar of Pistachio Pesto and keep it in the fridge for post-workout meals. Have it with baguette, salad, pasta, chicken, fish, etc.
Recipe : Using a grinder and blender, grind nuts and blend all of below ingredients until a smooth paste is formed. Voi-la !
2 cup salted and shelled pistachios
1 cup of fresh basil leaves
1 cup of baby spinach & arugula mix
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Fresh juice of 1 lemon
½ teaspoon of black pepper
¼ teaspoon of sea salt
¾ cup of extra virgin olive oil
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Many sports drinks on the market these days tout the restorative power of electrolytes, but what exactly are electrolytes anyway and why are they so important?
Electrolytes are minerals found in our body that carry an electric charge. The most common electrolytes in our diets are sodium, potassium, calcium, and magnesium, and they keep our body's PH in check. Electrolytes are also responsible for regulating our hydration levels, which is why sports drinks are constantly harping on their power to "replenish" and "rehydrate."