5 foods that…revive tired muscles

These 5 foods will help your tired and fatigued muscles to recover quicker


A very good source of Co-Q10, the replenishment of which is crucial for energy production and muscle function. With less fat than lamb or duck, partridge is also rich in iron, which is important for oxygen delivery to the muscles.


This carbohydrate-rich squash will quickly replenish and revive muscle glycogen stores. It’s slightly softer and sweeter than butternut squash and an excellent source of energy-giving nutrients B1, B3, B6, folate, calcium and magnesium.


Sultanas, or dried green grapes, are a sweet and natural high-GI food that quickly refuels tired muscles. They are excellent sources of vitamin C, as well as other antioxidants, helping to reduce post-exercise muscle soreness and inflammation.


A popular Thai fruit, now also available in the UK. Renowned for its pungent smell yet exquisite taste, it’s exceptionally rich in carbohydrate, with good amounts of vitamin C and potassium, making it perfect for fast-muscle glycogen replenishment.


This tasty rice variety is a good source of magnesium and carbohydrate – both needed to revive tired muscles. Magnesium is a particularly crucial mineral for the production of adenosine triphosphate (ATP, an energy transporter) in the mitochondrial cells of muscles.

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Those marvellous durians.. I can just see cyclists carrying those around in their jersey pockets! 100g of banana has 75% of the carbs and half the Vit C and potassium of 100g of durian. Just eat two!


Looks like some excess packaging going on there


Weighing in at 1.5kg and costing ??18 each may be best left at home with the caviar

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