Give yourself a post-workout boost with Zespri Green kiwifruit
When it comes to exercise, there is one thing we can all agree on: it feels great once it’s over! But in fact, what we do after our workout is just as important as what we do during it. That’s because our bodies (especially as they get older!), need help recovering the nutrients lost during exercise.
What happens when you exercise?
- Your body loses nutrients, such as vitamin C and potassium1.
- Eating a kiwifruit helps replenish your vitamin C and potassium1.
So what can you do to make sure your body is properly replenished? But you also need to top up other key nutrients such as vitamin C, which can be obtained through a healthy diet.
What should I do after a great workout?
First off – congratulate yourself on a job well done! As you will have heard many times before, regular exercise is one of the best ways to stay happy and healthy as the years tick by. For seniors, the benefits are particularly important: exercise improves your ability to do everyday activities, and can reduce the risk of developing certain diseases2.
What to eat after workout?
Time to think about nutrition! A great workout deserves a great post-workout snack, and in our opinion there are few things better than a Zespri Green kiwifruit. Not only are they exceptionally high in vitamin C (containing even more per 100 g than oranges), but they contain almost as much potassium as a banana3.
Did you know5?
Potassium is an important mineral that can be lost through sweating. Not only does it help balance the fluids in your body, but it is also necessary for muscle contraction
What’s more, given their size and ready-to-eat format, Zespri Green kiwifruit are one of the most convenient snacks available: just scoop and eat. Healthy, quick and tasty – why not pop one in your gym bag before you head out the door?