Eat right and be more active — two principles we know to be true. Beyond that, there is so much information (and misinformation) available today that it can overwhelming and, oftentimes, frustrating to try to figure out what is true and what is not. Here are a few truths to help clear up some nutrition and fitness topics to ensure you are on the right track.
Fact or Fiction: Chocolate milk is great post-workout drink to aid in muscle recovery.
Fact: Chocolate milk is no longer just for kids. It has become a very popular post-exercise recovery drink, with one recent study published in International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism in which it was referred to as a “catch-all” workout recovery drink for the high-endurance athlete. Despite this, several studies have found that not only chocolate milk but also plain milk are possibly even more effective than many of the sports drinks promoted specifically for post-exercise recovery. Water replaces losses through sweat only, but chocolate milk also replaces electrolytes and provides a 3 to 1 ratio of carbohydrates to protein helping to replenish and repair muscles and glycogen stores.