Rest and recovery
They’ve trained hard or finished the game—no matter the outcome, they are tired and probably hungry. Before they put too much effort into resting, now is the time to boost their recovery through nutrition.
Rehydrating the fluids lost through sweat is really important as is refuelling. Eating a carbohydrate-rich snack or meal within the first 2 hours of playing sports is essential in order to replenish glycogen stores and aid a full recovery.
Now is also the time to include some protein-rich food in order to build and repair muscles. If you add to this enough good rest, you should be ready to take on the next match!
My recipes for After Sport Snacks, Smoothies and Main Meals have just the right mix to start you on the road to recovery.