The kind of drink you have after exercise plays a critical role in maximizing the effects of exercise, a new research has indicated.
Specifically, the report showed that protein drinks after aerobic activity increase the training effect after six weeks, when compared to carbohydrate drinks. Additionally, this study also suggested that this effect could be seen using as little as 20 grams of protein.
"If you want to age gracefully, this study shows that proteins taken after exercise keep your muscles strong and fit," said Gerald Weissmann, Editor-in-Chief of the Journal.
"You've got to feed your body with the proper nutrients after a work-out. Fortunately, protein shakes are cheap, readily available and some say taste good," added Weissmann.
The study has been published in the FASEB Journal.