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Athletes and Supplements – Recovery Nutrition

The debate over the best nutrition for recovery after exercise has been the rage of sports nutrition scientists for more than a decade. In the 1990’s the argument promoting the benefits for strength and power athletes of combining protein with carbohydrate immediately after exercise became apparent. Researchers showed that dietary protein catalyzed protein synthesis, and reduced protein breakdown significantly more than carbohydrate alone. Athletes could train harder and gain more power and strength when they included protein in their recovery meals and shakes.

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