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If you are looking for the best way to refuel your body after long, strenuous endurance exercise, a 4:1 combo of carbohydrate and protein seems to be your best choice. While solid foods can work just as well as a sports drink, a drink may be easier to digest make it easier to get the right ratio and meet the 30 minute window.
Some good examples are chocolate milk (you all know how much I love chocolate milk for a recovery drink! :), cheese and crackers, yogurt and granola, beans and rice, etc.
Read this full article for more information:
And read this article for other carb/ protein meal/ snacks ideas:
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