Sports, Cardiovascular, and Wellness Nutrition - A dietetic practice group of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

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Eating for Recovery

SCAN fact sheet has tips on how to improve recovery time by selecting the right foods.


An Evidence-Based resource from the Sports Dietetics - USA subunit of SCAN.

Nutrition is an important component of post-exercise recovery. This fact sheet reviews the goals of post-exercise nutrition, and provides meal ideas and tips for effective recovery.

Length: 1 page, single-sided

Intended Audience: Patients/Clients, Public


Key Words: Athletes, Recovery, Soccer, Performance, Sports Drinks, Sports Beverages, Fluid Loss, Electrolytes, Sweat Loss, Carbohydrate, Protein

Written by SCAN registered dietitian nutritionists (RDNs) to provide nutrition guidance. The key to optimal meal planning is individualization. Contact a SCAN RDN or a Board Certified Specialist in Sports Dietetics (CSSD) for personalized nutrition plans. Access “Find a SCAN RDN” a or by phone at 800.249.2875.