So a few weeks ago a friend on Twitter @emptyowe asked Tim Ferriss if he still takes creatine monohydrate, because he wanted to improve muscle recovery. I made a different suggestion:
I don’t want to seem like I am slamming on Tim Ferriss too much. I like a lot of Tim’s stuff, I’ve read his 1st book and I read his blog occasionally. He definitely is a very smart guy. Even though I’ve been studying health and nutrition for a shorter time, I have a completely different model, and respectively disagree with his approach.
Personally in my experience I found my athletic recovery got 500% better when I switched to a diet that was predominantly fruits and vegetables. This basic organic banana-spinach smoothie recipe costs about $4-5 to make and is delicious. Not sure how much creatine powder and pills cost but this smoothie is inexpensive, helps with recovery, also nourishes you for a meal and has no negative side-effects.
What makes more sense? Taking pills or powders from a lab? Or eating the food humans and primates have eaten for over a million years? It’s simple, it’s easy and it’s delicious. Improving your diet for better athletic performance is not as difficult as some people make it out to be. Try the fruits and vegetables approach and see what happens to your muscle recovery. You’ve got nothing to lose and a ton of things to gain.
Vegan Gym Rat is a blog about health, fitness, and pushing your limits on a plant based diet. You can get in touch with me via email ironcladben at mailbolt dot com or on twitter @IronCladBen