Tomato juice could help muscles recover after a workout

Juice could be better than energy drinks at reinvigorating the body after exercise

New research published in the journal Food and Chemical Toxicology has found tomato juice could be better at helping muscles recover from exercise than energy drinks.

Experts from Greek health insitutions tested 15 athletes over a two-month period, looking at their vital signs before, after and during exercise.

Nine of them drank tomato juice after exercise and six consumed a fizzy energy drink.

The results showed the nine who had tomato juice saw their muscles recover quicker. Their glucose levels also returned to normal faster after strenous exercise.

Tomatos contain a compound called lycopene which is belived to help the process.

The fruits are already known to help combat deadly diseases such as cancer and heart disease due to their levels of anti-oxidants.

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