I see that most people will recommend eating something after you work out just to give the body a boost and help keep things going but everyone says different things when it comes to snacks. Some say it is fine to eat something like a donut while other say only meats/protein like jerky or nuts. So what are the best healthy post workout snacks?
If your workout is intense, you can eat just about anything because the body will make use of it, just watch the amount of calories you are consuming. If you are doing a moderate or light exercise/workout, I would say to avoid sugars and heavy carbs like bread, donuts, and the like.
Well yes. You want to stick to eating healthier options like fruit, vegetables, lean proteins, and whole grains that are loaded with nutrition. Avoid things that are empty or offer little nutrition like junk foods, fried foods, and the like.
I think it depends on your body. Some people do great eating sugar after a workout because it replenishes their energy loss and doesn't contribute to weight gain. I have a friend who eats a snickers bar after every workout with a big bottle of water.
Oh yeah, you obviously don't want to drink a milkshake or something like that. You just worked you butt off to burn calories so choosing options that are lower in calories and sugar free (unless fruit) are best.
While something like popcorn is considered a healthy snack, this would be an example of not being something good to eat after working out. It is mainly fiber which is fine but you need more nutrition after exercising.