Is Chocolate Milk Your Best Option After a Workout?
Find the truth about questions that pique your curiosity in our “Short Answer” series. Dietitian Kate Patton, MEd, RD, CSSD, LD, answers this one.
A: I like any liquid recovery drink, 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. But you also have other options:
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