Champions Choose Chocolate Milk
Chocolate milk has been thought of as ‘Nature’s Sports Drink’ because every glass provides the nutrition needed to help your body recover after a tough workout. Chocolate milk contains a unique mix of nutrients (calcium, potassium, vitamins D, A, and B12, protein, riboflavin, niacin, and phosphorus) that help refuel, rebuild, and replenish what your body has lost.
Chocolate milk contains carbohydrates and protein that are important for athletes’ health. Research suggests that drinking chocolate milk after a hard workout could give athletes an advantage during future performances. In fact, some studies have shown that drinking low-fat chocolate milk after a strenuous workout could help athletes boost power and even improve training times in future exercise sessions! As a result, not only is chocolate milk a good choice to help refuel, it’s a good choice to help enhance performance. Also, the nutrients in chocolate milk provide a variety of health benefits, including:
- High-quality protein to build lean muscle
- Calcium to keep bones strong
- Electrolytes (potassium and calcium) that are lost in sweat
- Fluids to help with hydration
And, what I love most about chocolate milk is that it tastes great, it’s inexpensive, and it’s easy to find grab-and-go bottles in grocery and convenience stores, cafeterias and quick serve restaurants. So, the next time you finish your workout and go to grab the protein powder or sports drink, rethink your drink and choose the drink of champions – chocolate milk!
I’ve found that there is nothing more refreshing than an ice cold glass of chocolate milk after my tough workouts… Cheers!