The Best Post-Workout Recovery Drink: Chocolate Milk
RecoverySoft / April 16, 2018

Protein supplements have blossomed into a multibillion dollar industry as people have flocked into health food stores in search of the best post-workout nutrition options. Although I do recommend a protein supplement in some situations and I in fact use one myself, a childhood favorite may actually yield better results. Chocolate milk, with its unique blend of simple sugars, whey and casein protein, Vitamin D and calcium, and fats provides your body with a complete post-workout option that actually tops many leading protein powders. Why it Works Simple Sugars Generally I advise people to stay away from simple sugars that digest extremely quickly, but after a tough workout, you have a small window of opportunity to consume simple sugars that your body can actually use. When you exercise, your body is pulling on its available energy and your muscles are sustaining very small amounts of damage. You know that your body needs high quality protein to repair your muscles, but it also needs energy – energy that has largely been depleted. When you ingest simple sugars like those found in chocolate milk, you’re providing your body with the immediate energy it needs to recover and begin repairing your muscles. High…