Perhaps, it’s the kind of drinks that you consume before you ride your bicycle.
In this article, we are going to expose 3 drinks that you should never drink before a ride to ensure that you are not slowing down your weight loss efforts via biking.
Milk-Based Energy Drinks
You have probably heard that milk-based energy drinks are good for you. Well, we are not arguing about that. We are simply stating that there is the best time to drink it…
The best time to drink a milk-based energy drink is after a ride. Milk-based energy drinks are not advisable as a pre-ride drink.
This is because milk-based energy drinks contain fat, carbohydrates, and protein, which takes a lot of time to digest and it will make you feel bloated and heavy during your ride.
We all know that carbonated drinks are not really good for us. However, we do succumb to the temptation from time to time.
However, the worst thing you can do is to drink carbonated beverages before a ride.
Fizzy drinks can cause gas, abdominal pain and bloating, and that not even the worst part.
The worst part is fizzy drinks contain a lot of sodium. Too much sodium in your body will draw out water for you tissues and cell, which makes your body dehydrate at a faster rate.
Okay, not all sports drinks are bad.
Some sports drink actually help replenish electrolytes and vitamins. However, MOST sports drinks in the market right now are so high with sugar content that the benefit it offers severely offsets the effect of the sugar content.
If you think you will need a sports drink for your ride, choose the one that contains the least amount of sugar.
What’s The Best To Drink Before A Ride?
Whey protein packets and filtered water is the best drink you can have before a ride. It’s easy for the body to digest, it has very little sugar and packs a lot of mojo without the slow digesting stuff.