Add to favourites
News Local and Global in your language
18th of July 2018

Men



Why Chocolate Milk Is the Perfect Post-workout Recovery Beverage

Chocolate milk, your favorite childhood drink, could be a powerful recovery method you’re overlooking, according to a new systematic review.

Researchers compiled studies of controlled trials on chocolate milk and its impact on workout recovery from PubMed, Scopus, and Google scholar dating back to April 2017. Overall, 12 studies were included in the meta-analysis.

Researchers looked at chocolate milk’s affect on performance and recovery markers, heart rate, time to exhaustion, serum lactate, and serum creatine kinase, and found itprovides similar or even superior results when compared to a placebo or other sports drinks. Time to exhaustion significantly increases after chocolate milk consumption.

It’s thanks to chocolate milk’s macros. It has a 4:1 carb to protein ratio that’s perfect for recovery. The minerals (i.e. electrolytes) in chocolate milk also make it incredibly hydrating. Another study published in the journal of Applied Physiology, Nutrition, and Metabolism found athletes were able to retain more than twice the amount of fluid in chocolate milk than in a sports drink post-workout.

So, ditch the saccharine sports drinks post-workout and keep the basic ingredients on-hand for a DIY post-workout snack. Just add about 1 1/2 teaspoons unsweetened cocoa powder to 6 to 8 ounces of milk; if you want it to be a little sweeter, add 1 teaspoon sugar.

The 8 Absolute Worst Foods You Can Eat After a Workout

Want more?

Sign up for our newsletter to get the latest adventures, workouts, destinations, and more.

You have successfully signed up.

Read More




Leave A Comment

More News

Acquire

werd.com

The Good Men Project

Maxim - The Ultimate Guys

Breaking Muscle

Muscle For Life

Disclaimer and Notice:WorldProNews.com is not the owner of these news or any information published on this site.