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A healthy mixture of protein, vitamin D, and calcium, milk is ideal for growing healthy bones, preventing osteoporosis, and even weight management. Despite all of these benefits, milk’s tastier and more sugary counterpart, chocolate milk, often gets a bad rap. But, it’s not all bad. Research shows that a glass of chocolate milk (and other flavored milks) may promote muscle and exercise recovery as much, if not more, than other sport drinks.
As with any post-workout meal/snack, a ratio of 3-4:1 for carbohydrates to protein is optimal for muscle recovery and fatigue prevention. With 8 grams of protein for every 26 grams of carbohydrates, this beverage provides the perfect recovery ratio. Lactose intolerant? Try a glass of chocolate soy milk or a PB&J sandwich on whole wheat to meet recovery goals.
Fueled. Fit. Balanced.
I'm Lexi, a Certified Sports Dietitian and Yoga Instructor. I work with individuals to help them reach optimum health and performance through balanced nutrition.