Protein beers are replacing post-workout shakes. Lean Machine Beer has 7 grams of protein while Barbell Brew Beer has 21 grams of protein.

Sports dietitian Molly Kimball tells the website The Drinks Business: “The reality is that alcohol actually hinders post-workout recovery, so a lot of the protein is negated by the alcohol you’re drinking. Enjoying a protein beer isn’t really the same as drinking a protein shake after you’ve wrapped your routine.”

So what is the best thing to drink after a workout?

Cherry Juice. That has LOTS of anti-oxidants to help prevent muscle loss. A study in the British Journal of Sports Medicine found that those who drank 24 ounces of tart cherry juice every day (about 120 whole cherries) was less sore after exercise.

Green Tea.  It both gives you energy and has fat-burners. It's actually good for you even when you don't workout. Epigallocatechin gallate (A lot easier to write than pronounce) has been shown to help treat a number of chronic inflammatory conditions, from cancer to Alzheimer's and heart disease.

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