Eating well is something we should do every day and when we combine this way of life we exercise we should maintain good health. Your body needs energy to exercise and so our everyday tasks. What you eat is very important.
It does not matter if you are doing cardio or resistance training, you should always maintain a balance between the protein and the carbohydrates that you eat. This balance depends on the type of training you are doing. High intensity training requires that you will need to consume more calories than if you are only doing a very light workout only consume fewer calories.
If you are a person who does a lot of cardio exercising, the ratio of carbohydrates to protein is 2/3 carbs to 1/3 protein. This prevents you muscles from breakdown during your exercise.
If, however, you are doing resistance training the mixture of proteins to carbohydrates is the opposite- 1/3 carbs and 2/3 protein. This will help protect your muscles while you exercise this way.
It is also important to eat after you have exercised. When you exercise you deplete your body of energy in the form of glycogen. Glycogen is the fuel required by the brain and central nervous system. You have to replace this glycogen because if it is not replaced, you body will start breaking down muscle tissue into amino acids and the covert these into fuel for the brain and central nervous system.
When you do resistance training, you will break down some of your muscle tissues by creating small tears. This is why you need your protein because this will aid in the repair of those muscles. When you have completed your resistance training, you will need to consume a combination of carbs and proteins. After resistance training it is advisable to wait around 30 minutes before consuming food.
After your cardio session workout, your body mainly requires carbohydrates and the best ones are those that are high in fibre. The best carbs to consume 5-10 minutes after your work out are rice, oatmeal or whole wheat pasta.
I like a combination of both of these exercises. Each one helps maintain your good health.