It is commonly believed that after an intense workout an individual should opt for an energy drink, a bottle of water or even coconut water. However, new research suggests consuming natural beverages such as fruit juice, milk or even beer after a good work may be more effective in hydrating your body.

According to Brian Parr, associate professor of exercise and sports science at the University of South Carolina, Aiken, the particular beverage an individual chooses post-workout should match their routine. Keep in mind each beverage contains calories that can compete with your weight loss goals.