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I need a recovery drink...(3 posts)

I need a recovery drink...Psychler
Jun 17, 2003 6:37 PM
I will be involved with several 24 hour events...as part of a team. I would like to use a recovery drink after my laps, so that I don't keep depleting my resources. I am a vegetarian and very concerned about the quality of the products I ingest. I wonder if the soy "energy" products/ powders will suffice. What is it that I should look for in a quality recovery product?
Food for thought....coonass
Jun 17, 2003 6:55 PM
http://www.ultracycling.com/nutrition/nutrition.html
http://www.cptips.com/nutrtn.htm (scroll down to "Vegetarian Diet")
re: I need a recovery drink...NewDayNewWay
Jun 18, 2003 6:13 AM
Don't take my advice point-blank as I'm not even close to the point of being able to participate in a 24 hr event, but I've been downing one or two High Protein Ensure's after some of my longer rides. 6 g fat (0.5 g sat fat), 290 mg sodium, 500 mg potassium, 31 g carb (19 g sugar), 12 g protein, and also fortified with vitamins and minerals.

I suspect you need way more than Ensure, however! I only comment because I'm curious to know what thoughts others have about using Ensure as a "recovery" drink in general.