March 2, 2015
Recent Research shows that 17 ounces of Watermelon juice consumed one hour before exercise leads to less muscle soreness after your workouts. There is no research on its effect as a post recovery drink. But I suspect it may work. Currently, there is good research on chocolate milk as a top choice as a muscle recovery drink.
Watermelon Juice: Potential Functional Drink for Sore Muscle Relief in Athletes
Martha P. Tarazona-Díaz, Fernando Alacid, María Carrasco, Ignacio Martínez, and Encarna Aguayo
Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry 2013 61 (31), 7522-7528