Thursday, May 29, 2014

Um, thanks, I'll stick with water, or chocolate milk for recovery....

Some guys swear by it for health reasons (Picture: Rex)

You might or might not need a sports recovery drink. Obesity expert Yoni Freedhoff calls them a contender for "nutritional scam of the century." Other sites say that water, chocolate milk, coconut water, or sports drinks help recovery after workouts lasting an hour or more.

But what if you want something more than water, but more natural than chocolate milk (too much added sugar) or sports drinks?

You could be like the guys in this news story who swear by human breast milk as a post-workout recovery drink.

I'll admit that I'm not the most adventurous person when it comes to eating/drinking, so not surprisingly, this is not a trend(?) that I'm going to jump on. I can't say exactly why, because if you think about it, drinking milk from another mammal (say, a cow) is kind of a weird concept; it's not immediately clear that drinking human milk, which many of us did when we were babies, should be so offputting to me, but it is.

However, if it's something you'd like to try, the news story at the link provides some examples.

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