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Why Chocolate Milk?
Chocolate milk is an ideal post-workout beverage because every serving contains the nutrition needed to promote effective recovery after exercise. These nutrients include carbohydrates to refuel muscles; protein to reduce muscle breakdown and stimulate growth; and fluid and electrolytes to replenish what is lost in sweat and to rehydrate the body.
When do I refuel?
[ul][*]Drink 16 ounces of chocolate milk within 30 minutes of completing your workout, practice or competition.
[*]Refuel with chocolate milk between double training sessions and closely scheduled competitions.
[*]Include chocolate milk in your daily diet. Good nutrition can make a big difference in your performance. [/ul]
Chocolate Milk Contains
[ul][*]90 percent water, which helps replace fluids and rehydrate the body.
[*]Calcium, Vitamin D and phosphorus to help promote, maintain and build strong bones.
[*]Protein to reduce muscle breakdown.
[*]Carbohydrates to fuel muscles during exercise and help muscles recover after exercise.
[*]Potassium which helps with fluid and mineral balance and muscle contraction.
[*]B vitamins that help convert food to energy to fuel working muscles. [/ul]
Chocolate milk contains carbohydrates and protein that are important for an athlete's health. From bone building to muscle strengthening, the nutrients in chocolate milk provide a variety of positive health benefits. A study in the British Journal of Nutrition showed that low-fat milk was more effective than water or a carbohydrate fluid replacement drink at replacing fluid and maintaining hydration post-exercise. Most adults don't realize their bones continue to grow until about the age of 35. In addition to being a great sports drink, milk can help prevent osteoporosis.