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Chocolate milk!!

Posted by Nancy Clark RD CSSD Aug 11, 2009

Chocolate milk is an excellent recovery choice. After a hard workout, your muscles want carbs to refuel and high quality protein to build and heal. Rather than buy an expensive engineered sports food, enjoy a tall glass of low fat chocolate milk (or any flavored milk, for that matter).

In a study with cyclists who:

--depleted their muscles during an exhaustive bike ride, and then

--refueled with equal amounts of carbs in chocolate milk or a commercial recovery drink,

--then the next day did a time trial,

the cyclists gained no performance benefits from the commercial drink.

 

The bottom line: Save your money—and also nourish your body with a whole food that offers far more life-sustaining nutritional value than just carbs and protein. Likely tastes better, too!

 

Nancy

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Nancy Clark RD CSSD

Nancy Clark RD CSSD

Member since: Jul 8, 2007

Hi! I specialize in nutrition for exercise, and help active people figure out how to manage food, weight, exercise, energy and enjoyment of eating. Let me know if you have any questions!

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