Can we talk about chocolate milk? Who remembers drinking it at lunch time in elementary school? Chocolate milk not only tastes great but research shows, it actually helps your body in ways I didn’t even know about. Read some of these facts about chocolate milk and let me know which one is news to you.
Fact #1: Lowfat chocolate milk has protein & carbs to refuel exhausted muscles + fluids & electrolytes to rehydrate.
Fact #2: Lowfat chocolate milk has calcium, vitamin D, phosphorus, protein & potassium all good for strong bones.
Fact #3: 20+ studies support benefits of recovery with high-quality protein & nutrients in lowfat chocolate milk after a tough post workout.
Fact #4: An 8 oz glass of lowfat chocolate milk has 8 grams of high-quality protein.
Fact #5: An 8 oz glass of lowfat chocolate milk has the right carb-to-protein ratio scientifically shown to refuel exhausted muscles and help return muscles to peek potential.
Fact #6: Has B vitamins that help convert food into energy.
Fact #7: Has five bone-building nutrients: calcium, vitamin D, phosphorous, protein and potassium.
Fact #8: In a regular workout & recovery routine, lowfat chocolate milk has been shown to help athletes gain lean muscle & lose fat.
Get more science behind chocolate milk by visiting the Got Chocolate Milk website and learn additional facts about chocolate milk and why you seriously want to consider incorporating it in your post-workout routine.
Bottom line, more than 20 scientific studies including athletes from sports spanning running, cycling and soccer support the advantages of drinking chocolate milk after strenuous exercise. As part of a regular recovery routine, it’s an ideal way to help athletes refuel, rebuild and reshape, with high quality protein scientifically shown to help repair and rebuild muscles. If you are active, whether you are an elite athlete or not, you want to consider recovering with chocolate milk.
If you remember my last post last week What Chocolate Milk & Apolo Ohno Have In Common, I am tracking Apolo Ohno on his #MissionApolo series as he trains for the 2014 Ironman World Championship Race in Kona-Kailua, Hawaii on Saturday, October 11. He has been joined by Women’s Health editor Jen Ator as he endures a rigorous six-month training and recovery program with the experts. He is being trained by sports dietitians and elite professional coaches 8X IRONMAN World Champion Paula Newby-Fraser and
3X World Champion Craig “Crowie” Alexander.
If you want to see Apolo in action, as he trains for the big day, then you can catch his eight-part behind-the-scenes video series on the Got Chocolate Milk website. You can check out episode 6 right here.
It’s an exciting time for these amazing triathletes and I plan to be front and center to watch all the action.