You just crushed a workout. You feel parched and drained so you really need to refuel. What do you grab? A bottle of water? Some Gatorade? A protein shake? What about some low-fat chocolate milk? Chocolate milk may be the last thing you want to drink after working out but studies show that it’s one of the best recovery drinks available.
Chocolate milk contains a unique blend of carbohydrates, protein and electrolytes to replenish your body after a workout. And numerous athletes couldn’t agree more.
Calcium, potassium, sodium and magnesium are all electrolytes are added to sports recovery drinks that are found naturally in milk. These help keep fluids balanced in the body on a regular basis but helps restore fluid balance after a workout. And not to forget, milk is naturally hydrating because a portion of milk is comprised of water.
In addition to the electrolytes chocolate milk provides, it has a unique blend of carbohydrates and protein to replenish muscles. Chocolate milk has 8 grams of high quality protein to build lean muscle. Studies have shown that those who drink low-fat chocolate milk after a workout experience less muscle damage than those who just drink water or a sports drink. It’s suggested that these individuals may perform better in future workouts due to that enhanced muscle repair.
Looking to refuel after your workout? Our new low-fat chocolate milk is just the ticket! It contains less added sugar than most low-fat chocolate milks available. We use a unique combination of sugar and monk fruit juice concentrate for all the sweet flavor but fewer added sugars. Monk fruit juice is a zero calorie, all-natural sweetener derived from the monk fruit.
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