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Chocolate Milk: A Better and Inexpensive Sports Recovery Drink?

With race season well under way I have had my nose buried in every runners/health magazine out there looking for different training advice, best foods to eat, and alternative recovery drinks.  I found a great article by Liz Applegate (Fridge Wisdom) in the January 2010 issue of Runners World that sparked my interest.

The article talks about health benefits of drinking milk while training. We all know that milk has lots of essential vitamins and minerals that are good for the body.  But according to a UK study that is mentioned in the article, drinking chocolate milk between exhaustive bouts of exercise improves endurance more than a carb recovery drink.

Researchers think chocolate milk has a superior ratio of fats, carbs, and protein, making it ideal for recovery.  This made me very happy!  Not only can I drink one of my favorite drinks between workouts but ill also be saving money in the process!

Check out another article I found on the subject.

When and What to Eat Before (and After) Your Workout

Liz Applegate updated her post in 2014 to include other goodies as well.

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