Shaping Up with Chocolate Milk?
It's Shape Up Thursday and we're looking at post workout snack, chocolate milk!
Is chocolate milk really a good post workout snack? Webber Naturals investigates...
You may have heard somewhere before that chocolate milk is a good snack to have after your workout and probably thought, "That can't be right! Chocolate milk?!" Chocolate milk lovers: start exercising because it looks like your drink of choice makes for an excellent post workout beverage!
The best part about this snack is that you will not get fat from having it as a replenishing drink after a workout. Of course, let me say that you should probably not over indulge and drink chocolate milk within moderation to obtain the most benefits. I also suggest getting a chocolate milk that is made with dark chocolate and natural ingredients rather than the processed, sugar-loaded ones, you'll get even more out of your glass.
So how does chocolate milk help you recharge your batteries? Unlike regular sports drinks, chocolate milk has the ideal combination of carbohydrates and protein that help your muscles replenish energy stores and repair much faster. Most sports drinks alone do not have enough protein to be beneficial. Another extra bonus of chocolate milk is the level of antioxidants, which are excellent for helping your body deal with the oxidative stress associated with exercise.
Want to see how other drinks level up to chocolate milk? Visit Recharge With Milk for an interactive visual comparison!
Enjoy your post workout chocolate milk!
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