In America, Energy Drinks are mainly drunk by upper class moms who wear tight workout gear while shopping at the mall, or by drunken frat boys at bars looking for a good way to deliver GHB to the some sorority sisters, but in Canada, it seems that people actually workout (as proven by the Winter Olympics) and when they are done being awesome, they want to swig something that not only replenishes the minerals and vitamins they lost, they also want it to have beer in it…THE WAY GOD MEANT FOR AN ENERGY DRINK TO BE.
Now, before you get all up in arms about liquored up athletes still kicking American ass in Winter sports, know this, there is scientific proof that a ‘Recovery Ale’ can actually be good for you (Yay Science!). According to a study in the International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism a sports nutritionist (from Griffith University in Australia), Ben Desbrow, has determined that:
“A properly formulated beer beverage is likely to do you no more harm than you are likely to get from a sports drink,” Desbrow says. “In fact, it probably is likely to do you more good, because it’s got a lot of these sort of natural compounds, like polyphenols, that are actually good for your health.” [NPR]
(sound of bags being packed)
The actual alcohol content of Lean Machine (a stupid name for the greatest product ever) is only 0.5% (with 77 calories per can) so it’s not like you are going to get drunk swigging one of these after your workout, but at least you will have an energy drink that doesn’t need vodka in it to make it more palatable.
You can pre-order a case of Lean Machine HERE.
Looks like Zumba got a lot more fun.