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Two researchers from New Jersey recently published their study in the Journal of Strength & Conditioning Research on recovery drinks and concluded that the optimum post-exercise liquid of choice for both individual and team sport athletes is – yes, you guessed it – chocolate milk! They recommend that athletes drink chocolate milk within 4 to 6 hours after a workout because it is shown to replenish needed proteins, fats, and carbohydrates. Growing in popularity, chocolate milk has twice the carbohydrate and protein content of other typical recovery drinks, not to mention the calcium, sodium, and sugar to help athletes retain water and replenish energy. So the next time you work out, don’t forget to rehydrate with chocolate milk afterwards! We’ll both be glad you did!