Chocolate Milk Falls Short as a Recovery Drink
For maximum training benefits, choose a high-quality recovery fuel
Media "experts" in recent years have often touted chocolate milk as an ideal post-exercise recovery drink. But is it really? If your recovery goals are to restore muscle glycogen, rebuild muscle tissue, and reduce muscle soreness, then chocolate milk falls short. Let's take a closer look.
Carbohydrates - A cup of chocolate milk contains about 24 grams of sugar. About half of that sugar is naturally occurring lactose; the remainder is in the form of added sugars, such as the simple sugar sucrose and/or high fructose corn syrup (HFCS). Consuming excess sugar, especially HFCS, has been linked to diabetes, heart disease, immune system damage, and much more.
Protein - More than 80% of the protein in chocolate milk is in the form of casein, the rest in the form of whey. Based on its bioavailability, casein is a poor protein for recovery, with a mediocre biological value (BV) rating of 77.
Fat - Whole chocolate milk contains nearly 5 grams of fat, most of it in the form of saturated fat.
rGBH and antibiotics - Non-organic chocolate milk may contain traces of unwanted hormones and antibiotics.
What you can do
To obtain the full value from your training, use a high-quality exercise recovery fuel, such as Recoverite. Recoverite contains 33 grams of complex carbohydrates (no added simple sugars!), pure whey protein isolate (154 BV rating, the highest of any source), 0 grams of fat, and no unwanted hormones, antibiotics, etc. State-of-the-art Recoverite is precisely formulated to ensure complete and rapid recovery.
You put so much into your training - it simply doesn't make sense to cut corners with your recovery fueling. Recoverite is precisely formulated to give your body exactly what it needs after a workout or race: an ideal 3:1 ratio of complex carbohydrates and the highest quality whey protein isolate, along with generous amounts of the amino acid L-glutamine, the key nutrient L-caronsine, and a full spectrum of electrolytes. Count on Recoverite to:
- Restore muscle glycogen
- Reduce post-exercise soreness
- Help build lean muscle tissue
The result is rapid and enhanced recovery, and maximum benefits from your workouts. Train hard, Recoverite today, feel great tomorrow!