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Recharge with Milk recovery 2013 

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There is a growing body of research that suggests that chocolate milk may be the ideal post-workout recovery beverage, especially when consumed within 30 minutes of intense physical activity.1

Chocolate milk provides a unique carbohydrate-protein combination that aids in the quick recovery of muscle tissue and replenishes electrolytes, such as sodium and potassium, lost through sweating.1 It’s also low in fat and about 85% water.

Studies suggest that a beverage containing protein and carbohydrates – such as chocolate milk – may be as or more effective as a post-workout recovery beverage than a sports drink that contains only carbohydrates.1-3 Studies also indicate that drinking milk following resistance activity may encourage muscle gain and fat-loss.4-5

So the next time you finish a high-intensity workout, reach for chocolate milk. It could be the key to getting the most out of your next day’s workout!

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1. Karp JR, et al. Chocolate milk as a post-exercise recovery aid. Int J Sport Nutr Exerc Metab 2006;16(1):78-91.

2. Williams MB, et al. Effects of recovery beverages on glycogen restoration and endurance exercise performance. J Strength Cond Res 2003;17(1):12-19.

3. Niles ES, et al. Carbohydrate-protein drink improves time to exhaustion after recovery from endurance exercise. Journal of Exercise Physiology Online 2001;4(1):45-52.

4. Hartman JW, et al. Consumption of fat-free fluid milk after resistance exercise promotes greater lean mass accretion than does consumption of soy or carbohydrate in young, novice, male weightlifters. Am J Clin Nutr 2007;86:373-381.

5. Wilkinson SB, et al. Consumption of fluid skim milk promotes greater muscle protein accretion after resistance exercise than does consumption of an isonitrogenous and isoenergetic soy-protein beverage. Am J Clin Nutr 2007;85:1031-1040.