The perfect food for fitness . . . who knew? The best sports drink around for after exercise is not a high-tech scientific concoction like Gatorade or Powerade but instead . . . plain old chocolate milk.
That’s the buzz from a study published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. The British researchers found that chocolate milk did a better job at rehydrating and replenishing the body post-exercise.
Why? Because chocolate milk has more potassium and other electrolytes—in far greater quantities than in sports drinks—plus key nutrients like calcium and vitamin D not found in sports drinks. What’s more, chocolate milk contains the perfect balance of carbs and high-quality protein—excellent nutrition for replenishing muscle glycogen and promoting muscle growth. Just be sure to make your chocolate milk low-fat . . . Moo