Apart from the fact that it can make almost anything taste good, it also is known to store dietary carbs that are essential for muscle and tissue repair. It can assist with weight loss as well. So, you know what to add to your shakes after you return from your training session, don’t you? A little bit of cinnamon goes a long way, and its antioxidant abilities are what makes it especially beneficial to include in your diet. As little as 1/2 of one teaspoon of cinnamon daily can have positive effects on blood sugar levels, digestion, immunity, and more. It also contains:
Protein is essential for recovery after workouts and training sessions. Eggs are known to have a high concentration of leucine and amino acids which make them perfect fit for muscle and tissue repair.
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