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Secrets of Ice Cream After Workout

Ice Cream After Workout

Secrets of  Ice Cream After Workout
Secrets of  Ice Cream After Workout:

You've heard of a post-workout shake, but have you tried one packed with real ice cream, why it may not be the best choice for you. This idea has been floating around online and in fitness magazines for a few years.

But honestly, I wouldn't recommend it. Adding ice cream to your post-workout shake isn't a great strategy. Regardless of your nutrition goals, there are better options.

Fast-Acting Carbs:

In general, people fall into one of two camps with their post-workout nutrition: People who prefer fast acting carbs and insulin spike. People who take in minimal to no carbs and avoid spiking their insulin:

I increasingly think the latter should be the choice for most people, but the first is a classic approach with countless supporters. Let's break down both.

Fast Acting:

If you are in the fast acting carb camp, then your ideal post-workout shake probably contains a combination of dextrose and malt dextrose on the carbohydrate side, and either a whey hydrolysate for protein and amino acids.

The speed of Digestion and Absorption:

Everything about this concoction is geared toward the speed of digestion and absorption. It forces a large, rapid rise in your blood sugar, followed by a sizeable insulin spike. 

Ice Cream Contain Fats:

Adding ice cream to this mix just doesn't make any sense. Ice cream contains fat, which will slow digestion and slow the sugar/amino acid release from your stomach.

It also contains whey and casein, and both will get taken up more slowly than hydrolysate or BCAAs because of the required chemical breakdown of the ice cream's protein structure and chains.

Body Start Recovery Process:

On the flipside, if you prefer a post-workout shake that replenishes your body and starts the recovery process sans insulin, ice cream still comes up short.

Low Insulin Secrets:

For a low insulin secreting post workout shake, you're probably using just BCAAs, or maybe BCAAs plus cyclic dextrins, a starch polymer that doesn't cause large increases in insulin.

Fat Content Combined:

You may think that adding ice cream here would be good because the fat content combined with the casein naturally found in milk would lead to slow absorption and a minimal increase in insulin.

Unhealthy Dose of Sugar:

Theoretically this is a good plan except for ice cream still, contains an unhealthy dose of sugar. Despite the presence of fat and protein to slow absorption, ice cream stimulates insulin production.

To Control Insulin Post Work:

If you were trying to control insulin post workout, you'd never dream of eating any of these foods, right? So why add ice cream? Is ice cream a good post-workout choice? No. Will it submarine your progress?

But if you're one of those guys or girls looking for that extra edge the extra 2 percent increase in fat burning or protein synthesis then definitely avoid ice cream as part of your post-workout shake.
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