Whole Grain Cereal for Muscle Recovery

Athletes often choose sports drinks to aid with muscle recovery after endurance exercise. A recent study by Lynne Kammer and her team at the University of Texas compared the effects of ingesting a popular carbohydrate-electrolyte sports drink to those from eating whole grain cereal with low-fat milk, and concluded that the whole grain cereal and milk choice was equal to the sports drink in initiating post-exercise muscle recovery.
Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition, May 2009; 6:11. DOI:10.1186/1550-2783-6-11