Here are my top 3 alternatives to aid recovery after a hard ride:
You can help your body to recovery after a hard workout without burdening your digestive system with protein powders. These are 3 key ingredients for you to introduce into your diet to aid muscle recovery, reduce inflammation and enhance blood which will reduce your risk of injury:
- Coffee: Caffeine (in moderation) after a hard cycle workout cuts post pain by nearly 50%!
- Ginger and Tumeric (fresh is best): Grate the root and steep in warm water or use in stir-frys to help with preventing soreness.
- Fatty fish: Omega 3 increases range of motion and blood flow to the muscles, preventing stiff joints and soreness.