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I have seen someone stating milk is good as part of the post workout
nutrition. When you look at its composition, there is some credibility
in it but I think sweetened molasses are better as they have a host of
vitamins and minerals to boot. What ideas do you entertain with regard
to this?
 
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This is a topic that will get different opinions for sure.

Some people will say you should get in macros right after your workout. Others will say it is not necessary as long as your consuming the set amount of daily calories/nutrients you need to hit each day...

While i agree to an extent, i believe there are Windows of timing to better utilize our nutrients we are consuming.

Personally, i believe right after a workout is one of them. You just depleted your nutrients and glycogen stores. Some of your muscle proteins have been broken down.
So naturally replenishing them is key to help rebuild your muscle protein and replenish your glycogen. This will help stimulate new muscle growth.
Consuming protein(amino acids) will help build and repair these proteins and new muscle tissue.
Your glycogen stores are used as fuel and depleted during exercise and strenuous activity, consuming carbs withiminutes after your workout will help replenish them .
Now consuming both protein and carbs together will maximize protein and glycogen synthesis.
 
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I do not drink milk as part of my post workout anymore. I used to, but it seems to screw my appetite up to much. I am a big fan of milk personally, just not post workout.

Anymore, I will just have some Powerade, juice, soda, etc before or with my post workout protein shake.
 
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My post workout nutrition include protein meats mostly beef, pork and chicken dishes, stewed or grilled. Also glasses of milk or chocolate milk or fresh juices straight from the juicer.
 
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After a heavy workout, it is either fruit juice or soda for me. And the food can be hamburger and fries for a snack or for a heavy meal can be steak with mashed potato. I have never entertained the idea of drinking milk to replenish the lost energy in the workout. Milk is best in the morning only to strengthen the bones and teeth. I don't think milk has something to do with the energy.
 
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I don't think milk is a good food for any part of the day or physical activity. It's hard to digest and can cause problems because of that.
 
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Milk is known to be an effective rehydration aid, better than sports drinks following your workout- and so it's great for athletes or anyone interested in maximizing gains from their workout. I would say milk is a good post-exercise choice and is better for gains in muscle protein which repairs the damage caused by exercise.
 
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Post workout I prefer fruits, soda and sometimes egg white. I take milk before sleeping.
 

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