Compared to plain milk, water, or most sports drinks, chocolate milk has double the carbohydrate and protein content, perfect for replenishing tired muscles after a tough Bod Squad!
I love chocolate milk! In university I took a class called exercise nutrition and we learned a lot of really useful info. One of the best things I learned in that course was how useful chocolate milk is as a recovery drink after a tough workout.
The high water content in chocolate milk replaces fluids lost as sweat, preventing dehydration. Plus it packs a nutritional bonus of calcium, and includes just a little sodium and sugar – additives that are helpful aids in water retention and energy boosting! Drinking plain water after exercise replaces sweat losses – and that's it. Chocolate milk provides carbohydrate replenishment to your muscles – something they can metabolize.
HOLD ON: you don't need 2L of chocolate milk! 250ml is more than enough after an hour long intense workout to help you replenish and recharge for your next workout! I buy the little cartons because I have zero self control and if provided the opportunity I will finish an entire gallon!
A study from three universities, published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise, found that those who drank fat-free chocolate milk after a hard run were able to run 23% longer on their next run than those who drank sports drinks.
So cheers to chocolate milk!