To be beneficial, your recovery beverage of choice needs to accelerate recovery, as well as promote adaptations from training.
There are many options out there from water, gatorade, coconut water, endura, nuun, coke, coffee, cherry juice, beer - the list goes on!
Chocolate milk is perfect re-fueling drink as it:
re-hydrates the body
has carbohydrates to replace glycogen stores (double the carbs of plain milk)
has protein to help kick start the re-building process
contains essential vitamins and electrolytes, such as potassium, calcium, and magnesium
tastes good, is readily available and very easy to consume
Researchers claim that chocolate milk has a carbohydrate to protein ratio (3:1 to 4:1) that is ideal for boosting recovery time after an intense workout session.
If you haven’t already done so, experiment with a chocolate milk after your workouts and see how well you recover for your next training session.