Tomato juice could be better than energy drinks at helping the body rejuvenate after exercise, a new study has claimed.
Experts said that tomatoes provide vital chemicals to help muscles recover and blood levels return to normal after being stretched and strained, the Daily Mail reported.
Experts from a number of health institutions in Greece conducted tests on 15 athletes over a period of two months, looking at vital signs before, during and after exercise.
Nine of the athletes drank tomato juice after exercise and six consumed their regular fizzy energy drink.
Those drinking tomato juice had quicker levels of muscle recovery and their glucose levels returned to normal faster after strenuous exercise.
Tomatoes contain a compound called lycopene, which principally give them their deep-red colour.