How french fries may help you recover after a workout

April 25, 2015 10:00 AM

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How french fries may help you recover after a workout

Fast-food lovers everywhere are celebrating! Researchers at the University of Montana released a small study that showed there was no difference in blood glucose, insulin response, and glycogen recovery between cyclists who ate a small portion of fast food after a workout versus those who consumed a sports-recovery product like Gatorade or energy bars.

But before you run out and place a super-sized order, let’s take a closer look at the results. In the study, 11 male cyclists (yes, only 11) completed two experimental trials followed by a four-hour recovery period. Immediately following each ride, and again two hours later, participants were either...

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