HOLE MEAL

We took a pop­u­lar brand of milk­shake and com­pared it to a typ­i­cal meal for post-work­out nu­tri­tion.

Trail Running (UK) - - Warm- Up -

FRIJJ CHOCO­LATE MILK­SHAKE (400ML)

Not much beats a cold milk­shake for taste af­ter a run, and with 44.2g of carbs and 13.2g of pro­tein, it’s al­most per­fect for re­cov­ery pur­poses too. It’s also a good source of cal­cium and vi­ta­min B12. How­ever, de­spite 400kcals and 40g of sugar, you’ll be hun­gry again within the hour.

BROWN RICE AND CHILLI CON CARNE

A serv­ing of 50g of brown rice and small por­tion of chilli with ex­tra lean mince is a good re­cov­ery meal at 55g of carbs and 36g pro­tein, com­ing in at only 440kcals. Mince and added healthy veg will fill you up, plus rice – though not the health­i­est carbs – aids mus­cle re­cov­ery.

VER­DICT Al­most al­ways we’d favour the meal, but if you’re do­ing se­ri­ous amounts of ac­tiv­ity and re­cov­ery is more im­por­tant than watch­ing the weight, then why not go for the milk­shake? And even if you aren’t run­ning, milk­shake al­ways goes down well as an oc­ca­sional treat too!

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