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Author Topic: Chocolate Milk: The New Sports Drink?  (Read 1764 times)


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Chocolate Milk: The New Sports Drink?
« on: March 02, 2006, 11:28:51 AM »

"[Milk] is a sports drink ‘plus.’ It will supply you with things you need whether or not you’re working out."
A new study shows that plain old chocolate milk may be as good -- or better -- than sports drinks like Gatorade at helping athletes recover from strenuous exercise.. published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism.

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Re: Chocolate Milk: The New Sports Drink?
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2006, 11:39:06 AM »
Cool!  I still love milk!

On a similar note, my friend is a professor and excercise & physiology phD and he just did a preliminary study that essentially says that men who are slightly overweight actually live longer than the skinny guys.  When I say slightly overweight, I don't mean obese, just the typical belly and a little extra weight  that men gain as they age.  The point was that it was a misconception that those 50-60 year olds with the six packs and the gym rats weren't necessarily healthier than a normal guy who eats normal and just simply takes care of himself.


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Re: Chocolate Milk: The New Sports Drink?
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2006, 06:40:32 PM »
One thing not being taken into account here, and something any Cross Country runner can tell you -- you don't want dairy on your stomach before, during or immediately after a hard run.  It coagulates in there, makes you feel terrible, and then comes forth violently.

While, scientifically, it might look like a good option . . . it's not a particularly good one for an athlete -- unless they do something silly like curling. :)

My favorite was always cranberry juice to cool off, then earl grey tea.