Many trainers will tell you to grab a protein shake after working out, and for a good reason: “Post-workout, it is ideal to have a snack or meal that includes protein,” Keri Gans, nutritionist and author of The Small Change Diet, tells Yahoo Health. “One of protein’s jobs is to help repair, build, and maintain muscles; therefore, it’s crucial for recovery.”
But is there an ideal time to get your protein in? Researchers from the Netherlands decided to find out.
In a new study in The Journal of Nutrition, researchers had study participants perform resistance-training exercises three nights per week for 12 weeks and consume a post-workout snack that included a cheese sandwich and an apple.
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