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What should I eat after a tennis match?

The goal is to eat foods and drink fluids that replenish muscle glycogen stores, fluids, and electrolytes lost during the match. Eat carbohydrates as soon as possible, preferably within 30 minutes of a match. Begin by drinking a sports drink as you walk off the court; Replace 150 percent of body fluids lost or at least 24 ounces per pound of weight loss within 2 hours of a match; Eat a high-carbohydrate meal that also contains a lean protein source (i.e. yogurt and fruit, chocolate milk, cheese and crackers, peanut butter and apple) within 2 hours after play to maximize muscle glycogen replenishment and muscle protein synthesis.

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