indielowercase asked: is there a reason chocolate milk is the hot new post-workout thing and not regular milk, besides marketing?
Chocolate milk is so beneficial! Really. As a post-workout drink, it’s nearly ideal.
Each cup of chocolate milk contains between 8 and 11 grams of protein. This begins the immediate process of repairing and building your muscle tissue back up. The 20-30 grams of carbs allows for a spike in insulin levels, which spurs your recovery and helps to replenish your energy stores. Drinking chocolate milk leads to a higher concentration of glycogen in your system, which helps with your future performance.
Not to mention that, when taken immediately after exercise, milk-based proteins promote greater muscle protein synthesis than soy-based proteins. The protein in cow’s milk is roughly made up of 80% casein protein content and 20% whey protein content. This is ideal since the whey is fast-acting, which lets amino acids to get right into the muscle tissue, while the casein can be digested more slowly, giving you a steady stream of amino acids over a longer period of time.
So consider introducing chocolate milk to your post-workout routine. It’s inexpensive and will certainly get the job done.
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