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Chocolate milk can help you get best results after workout

Last Updated: Monday, October 31, 2011 - 21:24

Washington: Chocolate milk is the best choice when it comes to fuelling yourself after a hard session at the gym.

This will provide you with the benefits of carbohydrates, while giving you the optimal protein source found in milk, Fox News reported.

Post-workout chocolate milk is beneficial because of its protein content. Every cup contains between eight and 11 grams of protein, with the Clover and Bravo Foods brands containing the most.

Also, a study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has found that, when taken immediately after exercise, milk-based proteins promote greater muscle protein synthesis than soy-based proteins.

Finally, another reason why post-workout chocolate milk is beneficial is because cow’s milk contains about 80 percent casein protein content and 20 percent whey protein content.

This is ideal because the whey protein is fast-acting, allowing amino acids to get right into the muscle tissue, while the casein protein is digested slower, providing a steady stream of amino acids over a lengthier period of time.

A study by the International Journal of Sports Nutrition has also found that those who were drinking post-workout chocolate milk showed enhanced performance between the interval sessions, indicating that the carbohydrates in chocolate milk were doing a better job in recovery than the carbohydrates in the replacement beverage.

Post-workout chocolate milk will increase your daily calcium intake, and increase the likelihood of an optimal power stroke.


First Published: Monday, October 31, 2011 - 21:24

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