Saturday, March 13, 2010

Refuel with Chocolate Milk

If you follow the nutrition literature as much as I do, you know chocolate milk has made a bit of a "comeback." I should preface by saying there's been an ever-increasing focus on Post-Workout (PWO) nutrition over the last few years. Countless companies have come up with what they feel is the optimal ratio of carbohydrates:protein. I've seen 4:1 all the way down to 1:1. What's often lost in translation is the fact that healthy PWO nutrition is critical to an individual's recovery. We break our body down during each training session. Therefore, it's critical to ingest high-quality nutrients after each training session. While some of the fancy powders/drinks available offer various essential nutrients, once specific product is making more headlines...chocolate milk.

Sure, it sounds simple but if gets younger individuals (think, high school and college athletes) to recover adequately, I am all for it. Some will argue about sugar in the milk, but the fact remains that milk is a high quality source of protein, calcium, and Vitamin D. It sure beats the heck out of a post-workout soda as far as muscle recovery goes.

For more information, check out Milk Delivers.

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