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Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Chocolate Milk may be better than Sports drink according to study...

Chocolate milk may be better for athletes recovering from a strenous a work-out than traditional sports drinks, a recent study showed.

In a series of four studies, researchers found that chocolate milk replaired and rebuilt muscles more effectively than the specially designed carbohydrate fluids according to the American College of Sports Medicine conference, in Seattle.

Researchers believe drinking low fat chocolate milk after a strenuous workout could even help prep muscles to perform better in a subsequent bout of exercise.
The combination of carbs and protein already in chocolate milk matched the ratio found to be most beneficial for recovery.
Studies suggest that chocolate milk has the right mix of carbs and protein to help refuel exhausted muscles, and the protein in milk helps build lean muscle
Milk also provides fluids for rehydration and electrolytes, including potassium, calcium and magnesium lost in sweat, that both recreational exercisers and elite athletes need to replace after strenuous activity.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Wooooo hoooo!!! thats brilliant! I'm off to the shop!

Anonymous said...

what about coco pops? ;)

Anonymous said...

It did say Maybe be better for you.

Westley said...

I always drink skimmed milk following a race, so this is a nice validation and even better I can upgrade to chocolate for additional benefits- both physiological and sensory!

Anonymous said...

Catherina McKiernan is an advocate of drinking milk in the morning before races as well due to the high protein levels etc.

Anonymous said...

Excellent news!!

maggie said...

check whether the chocolate contains hydrogenated vegetable oil or high fructose corn syrup before you all go mad and buy loads of the junk drink

Derek said...

I used to drink Avenmore chocolate or bananna milk after every long run in the build up to Dublin marathon last year. Great stuff.