Another Key to Building Muscle — Drink a Protein-Rich Shake After Exercise
New research shows that drinking a protein-rich shake after exercise helps your body lay down new muscle tissue. You want a drink that contains about 20 grams of protein.
Skip the Gatorade.
After water, sports drinks’ most significant ingredient is sugar. Except in a few situations, you don’t need sports drinks during or after exercise. And the same is true for your kids.
(The exception is if you sweat maximally for an hour or more.)
Use plain water to rehydrate. Then down a protein-rich shake to give your body the building blocks to form new muscle after your workout.