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Drinks and Recovery stuff...(4 posts)

Drinks and Recovery stuff...Psychler
Jul 18, 2002 5:37 PM
So, it was 90 degrees...did 30 miles, sweated a lake full of sweat. I stopped at a local deli for some more fluid and thought I would try one of these "ade" drinks...I usually just drink water...WOW the list of crap in these drinks was unbelievable....Same with the recovery drinks (Enduro 4-or something like that...all the guys here swear by it).....Isn't there anything "good" for you to use that has no artifical stuff in it?
recovery drinkel_pato
Jul 18, 2002 6:31 PM
1 cup lowfat rasberry (or whatever) yogurt
1-2 scoops vanilla whey protein powder
1/2 cup water or soy milk
some ice

Blend in the blender
Drink up

Gives you the carbs to recover, the liquid to quench thirst, the protein to rebuild muscle, and the taste to keep you drinking it.
Good stuff, very good stuff.
no artificial stuffTomS
Jul 19, 2002 7:34 AM
That's hard... I'm reading "fast food nation" right now and it seems like even some foods labeled "organic" have "natural flavors" that are just processed chemicals that happen to come from natural sources. As opposed to processed chemicals that are completely synthesized.

I'm pretty much coming to the conclusion that the only way to completely avoid artificial stuff is to grow and prepare all your own food.

fwiw I just started using endurox about a month ago, when I started pushing my longer rides over 50 miles... last sunday I did 80 miles, felt wiped, drank an endurox and later that afternoon I felt just fine. Maybe it's psychological, but it seems to make a big difference in recovery for me.
Yeah...Breakfast
Jul 19, 2002 7:56 AM
...it's called orange juice, V8, or Splash.

The artificial stuff isn't necessarily bad for you but consider the easy choices listed above, they work as good or better than anything else.

You want mainly sugar(carbs), sodium, and potassium in your recovery drink.