If only fueling and refueling your body were as easy as choosing between regular leaded and high-octane gas. When it comes to eating and drinking, you’ve got endless “premium” options for powering up and feeding your recovery. “The key things to remember: You need carbs to fuel your workout and sometimes refuel during a particularly long session and both carbs and protein to replenish and build muscle,” says Joy Dubost, R.D., a spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. But is there one (or a few) magic-bullet foods or drinks that provide an extra boost or advantage? Some people think so—and they aren’t what you might expect.
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