The quest to find the perfect sports recovery drink is globe-spanning! Major sports drinks companies are forever competing to find a better mix of water, sugar, salts, and other nutrients to help us recover more quickly from hard workouts, build muscle faster, and knock down more personal bests in our chosen sports.
Natural remedies may already have them beat, though, as there are a number of excellent sports recovery drink options out there in the natural health world. A combination of one or more of the following suggestions for sports drinks or post-workout meals may help you build the body you’ve been working toward!
A few recent medical studies have found the mix of water, protein, and nutrients in chocolate milk to be an almost perfect sports recovery drink. Apple cider vinegar, honey, and water has been a recovery drink at least back to Roman times.
Continue reading to learn which home remedies like lemon, lime, salt and magnesium, Earth Clinic readers have used to recover from arduous workouts!