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Tomato juice

supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
edited April 2008 in Health, fitness & training
Was looking at the composition of tomato juice as found in cartons in most supermarkets, and was thinking it could be an ideal post ride drink. Its about 3-4% carbs, a little protein and fibre but also salt and minerals. Would be isotonic, tastes good and definitely quenches thirst! Glug a pint down after a ride! Wouldnt have too much, as that salt is quite high - any thoughts?

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  • I actually like a glass of tomato juice about halfway through a good beer session as it settles my stomach a bit and allows me to consume a bit more beer than normal before blowing chunks.

    Might be a good idea for a post ride drink though, I personally like the taste but I suppose it could be like a marmite thing where people will either love it or hate it. I can't possibly comment on the nutritional and recovery benefits of the drink but its gotta be better for you than a pint of bitter and a pie!
  • ceecee Posts: 4,553
    supersonic wrote:
    Was looking at the composition of tomato juice as found in cartons in most supermarkets, and was thinking it could be an ideal post ride drink. Its about 3-4% carbs, a little protein and fibre but also salt and minerals. Would be isotonic, tastes good and definitely quenches thirst! Glug a pint down after a ride! Wouldnt have too much, as that salt is quite high - any thoughts?

    only one thought......grooooooooooooh! I don't like it.....know others who also swear by it during a drinking sesh as well though.....not for me
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  • supersonicsupersonic Posts: 82,708 Lives Here
    Add dash of pepper, tobasco sauce, or ideally Henderson's relish.... mmmmmmm!
  • ratty2kratty2k Posts: 3,872
    I gotta be better for you than a pint of bitter and a pie!

    HEATHEN!!! pie and a pint is the best ever recovery food EVER!! :lol:
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  • I love Tomato juice, but the cartons from shops never seem to taste as good as the stuff you get in pubs. (not that big Tom censored though, thats horrid)
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  • miss notaxmiss notax Posts: 2,823
    Personally i'd rather have the pie and a pint too :lol:
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  • Jon8aJon8a Posts: 235
    Can't really see the tomato juice and beer thing but it is nice after a ride. I prefer skimmed milk though.
  • Dr_DeathDr_Death Posts: 1,262
    Bit of extra salt after a ride is probably no bad thing, certainly as the weather gets warmer. Loads of sodium lost in sweat and needs to be replaced, leads to cramps if you don't....
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