After sprinting today for the very first time, I found myself extremely thirsty but water just didn't cut it.
I ended up gulping down about 3-4 oz of coconut milk straight from the can. Probably not the best idea, but it worked for the moment.
What's the most effective paleo recovery drink?
Eating dinner finally about an hour after. Feels good!
I don't know that it is technically a "recovery drink," but I have been drinking some BCAAs mixed in water post workout. It is usually an hour or so from the end of my workout until I get to a place to where I can eat. The BCAAs seem to give me something that water doesn't (whether they actually do, I'm not certain - don't care because I enjoy it).
I like coconut juice aka coconut water for post-workout. I get them in 17.5 oz cans (Amy & Brian brand)and the taste is so heavenly that i have no probably downing the whole thing in a few minutes. Coconut juice is naturally high in electrolytes.
Water or coconut water/milk sounds great.
I've also been enjoying a tablespoon of ground turmeric and a tablespoon of gelatin powder stirred into a glass of cold water... It seems to make aches and bruises fade super fast.
If it's intense stuff like sprints I'd go with coconut water and whey powder, if you're trying to gain strength and come back stronger. BCAAs are goodtoo but I can never get them to mix well so PWO it's too much of pain.
If you're trying to lose fat though I'd stick with water.
i do the coconut milk thing too.....before and after.......
but be warned....your tummy will purge this through your whole body and cleanse you like never before if you drink it too warm.....its like giving yourself a colon cleanse from a can.....
its not really a bad thing if thats what you want to do.....but best to drink it 'cold from the fridge'
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