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MOST 6 MYTHS ON THE INTAKE OF RECOVERY DRINKS



A recovery drink is an energy drink that can be taken to speed up the body's ability to recover, which in turn helps the person to do more activities, especially when the body is ready for rapid replenishment. The recovery drink is experienced mainly for athletes and people who engage in one sporty activity or the other.


The effectiveness of the recovery drink depends on its contents, and it must be rich in protein, carbohydrates, and electrolyte depending on the activity or workout to be done. It also helps to supply the nutrient a person needs for repair and synthesis.

There are a lot of misconceptions on taking recovery drinks, most of the misconceptions are:


1. An excessive amount of protein is vital for recovery


This myth is false because some proteins are necessary for recovery and the recommended rate of protein for athletes is .8g/kg per day and consuming like 2g of protein doesn't help in recovery or energy metabolism, immune function, muscle synthesis, etc.


2. Consuming protein is best just after exercise


There is a need not to focus too much on protein nutrition after work out sessions because it is essential to replenish carbohydrates. Protein is satiating and slows digestion and helps to keep the energy levels crashing to help keep the athlete from feeling so hungry, so the myth of consuming protein immediately after exercise is wrong.


3. Need for a recovery drink after every workout


Recovery drinks or fluid recovery drink mix helps to deliver electrolytes, carbohydrates, and protein, which can be consumed immediately after exercise when the body is ready. So the myth that an athlete needs a recovery drink after every workout is just a myth as it is called.


4. Soberness is not caused by taking recovery drinks


The misconception that using buprenorphine and methadone as a recovery approach causes people to be sober, but it is not true because it is an effective treatment tactic.


5. Sportspeople that are in recovery does not visit a drinking place


It is really up to a person to decide where to go and where not to go and spend their time not minding if people are drinking there or not, each person in recovery should be able to decide what events they attend, and what limit of soberness they have in place.


6. People in recovery live a less fulfilling life


This myth has done more harm than good by making people think that those in recovery do not live a fun and fulfilled life because they are always sober. But the truth is that they are all the same with ordinary people that have fun, live free, and work on bettering themselves every day.


Finally, it is very important to note that a drink contains a lot of protein and carbohydrate is not ideal because of its rate of calories which are mostly high. Some athletes who take high drinks rich in calories engage in after training workout and eat a lot of meals to follow it up. The myths on recovery should be continuously debunked so as to change its perception in the minds of people.

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