Chocolate Milk Fun Facts. Why it is the perfect recovery drink. I don't know many people who don't like chocolate milk. I have taken to drinking it lately because it is cheaper than buying protein powder and making a shake. I got to thinking while I was running "what makes it so great?" Here is some of the tidbits I found
Drinking milk after exercise can help replace essential electrolytes—including potassium, sodium, magnesium, and calcium—that are lost in sweat. Research suggests rigorous exercise could cause substantial losses of calcium, which may increase the risk of stress fractures. And calcium and vitamin D are not typically found in other commercial recovery drinks. source
Milk has the right amount of carbohydrates and protein that the body needs in order to recover tired muscles and for quicker results source
Whey protein is a quickly digested protein which allows the body to process it quickly in order to help muscles regain energy levels when they are depleted through strenuous exercise. It is an essential amino acid needed in order for the body to begin regenerating itself and repairing the muscles. source
Chocolate milk has been proven through studies to prevent type 2 Diabetes and even help stop obesity. Studies have found that children who consumed milk over sugary beverages such as soda were less likely to suffer from this disease or obesity. People believe that by consuming dairy products it will raise your risks of obesity, but the opposite is true. Research has not been able to find any link to dairy and obesity but has found that those who drink milk are often much healthier and happier. source
People who eat chocolate are found to be much happier than those who refrain from eating it. Many doctors now recommend that you eat chocolate at least every other day or every three days to promote overall well being. source
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What do you drink for recovery?
Are you a fan of chocolate milk or no?