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Best SNACK after a workout...GUMMY BEARS?!!!

 

I usually have carrots or an apple after a workout...but no more!

According to new information published in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, foods with high glycemic carbs are the ideal foods to eat after a workout to help you replenish glycogen (the storage form of glucose that helps fuel your body during exercise). And you guessed it: Gummy bears are filled with these fast-digesting carbs — as are oatmeal, potatoes, and white bread.

Unfortunately that doesn't mean to grab the king size box o' gummies and go to town. There are approximately 140 calories in a package of Haribo gummy bears (17 bears total). You may just want to snack on a few to help your body's recovery, and not so many that you cancel out your workout's calorie burn entirely.

 

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