Eat a meal that is high in protein. After a workout or race, your muscles need the proper nutrients.
This is what i said.
i didn't say that protein is the first thing that i eat. the thread talks about, what do you eat after a hard ride not what do you eat first.
I know that you are suppose to ingest simple sugars.
hope this helps!
Effects of a carbohydrate-protein beverage on cycling endurance and muscle damage.
Saunders MJ, Kane MD, Todd MK.
School of Kinesiology and Recreation Studies, James Madison University, Harrisonburg, VA 22807, USA.
INTRODUCTION: The purpose of this study was to determine whether endurance cycling performance and postexercise muscle damage were altered when consuming a carbohydrate and protein beverage (CHO+P; 7.3% and 1.8% concentrations) versus a carbohydrate-only (CHO; 7.3%) beverage.
CONCLUSION: A carbohydrate beverage with additional protein calories produced significant improvements in time to fatigue and reductions in muscle damage in endurance athletes. Further research is necessary to determine whether these effects were the result of higher total caloric content of the CHO+P beverage or due to specific protein-mediated mechanisms.
I don't believe in word of mouth.