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Power-packed post-workout meals

Originally Published: May 26, 2011
By Kim Wallace | Gatorade

During a grueling training session, your muscles take a thrashing that needs a little extra TLC post-workout. While a hot shower and massage may soothe your muscles' surface, a well-balanced carbohydrate- and protein-packed post-workout meal can help restore your muscles from the inside out.

"When you exercise, you basically create little tears in your muscle tissue. As they heal and grow, they get stronger," said Lisa Esposito, a registered dietitian and board-certified specialist ...

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