People today have a preconceived notion that snacking is not healthy, but this is not the case. Snacking is a pretty healthy activity only if you choose to do it in moderation and make healthy choices. The funny thing with people is they want to snack as much as they want to lose weight. If you are eating unhealthy snacks, which can be compared to saying you want to enjoy flying on a plane that is not flying or moving for that matter. It doesn’t make any sense at all.
It’s no secret that protein is essential to post-workout recovery. Resistance exercise breaks down muscle tissue and consuming protein immediately after a workout repairs and builds it. Protein supplements like whey protein powder are popular sources for its convenience and convincing marketing hype. With high protein and low caloric content, these supplements appear to be ultimate post-workout fuel. But do you really know what you’re putting into your body? Take a better look at the nutritional label—do you actually know what any of these ingredients are? If not, then it’s time to consider a smarter after-gym snack: buffalo, turkey and beef jerky.