Archive for February, 2011
After an intense workout, the best thing you can drink is low-fat chocolate milk. Isn’t that the best news you have heard all day!? For best results, you should drink it 15minutes after your workout. Drinking chocolate milk helps in the muscle recovery process. Compared to plain milk, water, or most sports drinks like PowerAde, chocolate milk has double the amount of carbohydrates and proteins, while at the same time replenishes your muscles that fatigue after a workout. Its high water content replaces fluids lost as sweat, preventing dehydration. Did you know that chocolate milk is also 90% water? This allows the fluid level of your body to restore itself much quicker. As well, lactose is the sugar content found in milk, which permits the muscles to energize or speed up the recovery process of tired muscles. It also reduces the risk of muscle damage.
What type of milk should you drink?
There are four types of milk: whole, 2 % (reduced), 1% (reduced) and skim. If you are a vegan, there are non-dairy like soy milk, rice milk, and goat’s milk that is often fortified with the same ingredients. Eight ounces of whole chocolate milk hold about 210 calories, reduced fat milk contains between 160-170 calories, and skim milk contains 160 calories for about per eight ounces. When comparing these different kinds of milk, it is important to look into information regarding the type of milk used when mixing a chocolate milk drink and its nutritional benefits. I enjoy 2 % or 1%.