When it comes to the elite events like the #100 days of running and you are slogging hard for the long haul, a proper recovery plan should be combined with the training plan you like to follow in order to refueling your energy and speed up recovery so that you are ready for the next days miles to cover.Your choice of post-workout snack or drink helps you avoid injury and reduce muscle soreness and pain.
Here is the list of 5 recovery drinks that aren’t the popular sports drinks that stack the shelf of the supermarkets and are natural products to a far extent and you reap benefits without side affects.
Coconut milk not only keeps your body hydrated after a long workout but adds its nutrition value to your recovery and health.Coconut milk is low on cholesterol,sugar while it has a great amount of fibre and amino acids (more than milk). It helps in your active recovery and
. Helps Relax after a Heavy workout
. Maintain Blood Sugar
. Prevent Anemia
. Avoid Inflammation
. Keep your Prostate Healthy
. A stronger Immune System
Coconut Water is high on potassium and magnesium which helps in post workout recovery by reducing the incidence of cramps and is a natural alternative of sports drinks to replenish the level of electrolytes in your system.
This is used as a recovery drink by many runners as various studies have been conducted and research suggests that it has a positive affect on your performance by boosting your VO2 max and consuming the juice post workout boosts muscle recovery by reducing inflamation.
4. Chocolate Milk
Chocolate milk is a beneficial recovery drink as it has a good carb to protien ratio as well as well as key electrolytes such as calcium,potassium,sodium and magnesium. Protein helps in repairing and rebuilding muscle tissues and refills the glycogen depletion after a hard workout.
We runners sometimes indulge in post run party to celebrate the happiness of crossing another finishing line,and it actually fuels your recovery as non-alcoholic beer helps boost energy since it has carbs,sugar,salt,protein and vitamins similar to the content of sports drinks and as per various researchers drinks with an alcohol content of upto 2 % helps in rehydrating and those with higher alcohol content causes dehydration. So enjoy your favorite drink while you celebrate your feat and help your body heal and reduce the chances of inflammation and infections.
I hope these tips would help your journey of #100 days of running carnival, stay tuned for more.