If you are thinking what to drink after a run beside neon-hued sports drink, these are a few option  you can consider.  In fact, research has shown that many other beverages have their own health & hydration benefits.

Iced Green Tea

- Pre or post run, and on easy runs that last less tan an hour.

- Green tea is a stellar source of catechins, antioxidants that light heart disease and cancer. According to research, they can reduce muscle damage caused by exercise and speed up recovery.  Recent study found that people who exercise and had the equivalent of five cups of green tea for three months lost more fat than those who only exercise. Also tea contains canfine which boosts speed endurance.

- Sleeping points. Steep tea bags for at least three minutes to release more catechins.  If you buy bottled ones, choose brands with fewer than 6g of sugar per 100ml.

Coconut Water

- When pre or post runs or on runs that last about an hour.  325ml of coconut water contain around 14g of sugar and 670ml potassium way more than sports drinks. “Potassium works closely with sodium to maintain water balance,a ndrelax optimally.

-Coconut water is fat-free.

Chocolate Milk

-For Post Run.  This drink has the ideal amount of carbohydrates and protein which needed for muscular recovery. A 2007 British study found that regular milk is better than water or a sports drink in restoring fluid levels following about contain bone-strengthening vitamin D & calcium.

-Single-serving chocolate milk packets are excellent for portion control.

Cherry Juice

After a hard run.  A british study found that runners who drank around 470ml of cherry juice in the day before, the day of, and two days after a marathon experienced less inflammation,  and muscle damage.  Cherry juice is very useful for post-exercise recovery.  Cherries are higher in antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties than many other types of fruits.

- If cherry juice is too sharp or acidic for you, try a sweeter blend with cherries and other 100 per cent fruit juices.


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