Updated: Dec 6, 2019
Did you know that milk has 9 essential nutrients including protein, calcim, vitamin D, phosphorus, vitamin A, riboflavin, pantothenic acid, niacin, and vitamin B12? Let’s take a closer look at protein.
Protein has been known to improve performance, help you lean out, as well as stay healthy during training. Milk is an excellent source of high value protein in that it provides 8 grams of protein in 1 cup.
Why does this matter? Well, drinking milk after your training results in an increased muscle protein metabolism leading to an improved net muscle protein balance. Muscle structure that got damaged during a hard training will be rebuilt. For chocolate milk lovers, there’s even better news. Chocolate milk has been shown to improve recovery mechanism and reduce muscle damage.
In summary, drinking milk, especially chocolate milk, after a hard training will promote muscle recovery, fluid recovery, and improved performance.
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