News — SportsNutrition RSS



You may have seen some blog posts about using chocolate milk as a recovery drink, or perhaps your pal in your running group swears by it.  But is chocolate milk after workouts a big myth?  Or is there actual science behind this chocolatey...

Today, let’s break down why chocolate milk does in fact make a good recovery drink, and when you might consider using it. Disclosure: This post is sponsored by the dairy farm families of New England. As always, all opinions are my own. Why chocolate milk makes a good recovery drink It all comes down to what your body needs after a workout.  After a long endurance session, your body needs mostly carbohydrate along with some protein.  The carbohydrate will restock your muscles with energy, while the protein will help start the muscle repair and recovery process. You can work with a sports RD to calculate exactly how much you need after an intense workout. But a good rule of thumb...

Continue reading