3. They can help you recover faster
In addition to fueling your workout, the high carb content of dates can also you recover. “After a workout the muscles are especially sensitive to insulin and the capacity to store glycogen is maximized,” explains Kissane. Loading up on carbs post-sweat will top off your energy stores and help improve performance in back-to-back workouts, two-a-days, or tomorrow’s workout.
Plus, when they’re eaten along with protein post-workouts, dates can stimulate an anabolic or building phase in which the body rebuilds, recovers, and gets stronger, she adds.
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