A: A liquid recovery drink is usually a good idea, including chocolate milk. Liquids are quickly digested and absorbed, which helps enhance recovery. Chocolate milk has the required ratio of 3-4 grams carbohydrate to 1 gram protein. And as a complete protein, it provides the essential amino acids your body can’t make.
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But you have other options besides chocolate milk when it comes to similar recovery fuel:
— Dietitian Kate Patton, MEd, RD, CSSD, LD.