This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of BUILT WITH CHOCOLATE MILK. All opinions are 100% mine.
I’ve had a ton of questions lately about “how should I refuel after a workout?”, so let’s talk about a simple and tasty answer, shall we?
Yup, that’s right… Lowfat chocolate milk has just the right ratio of nutrients to repair and rebuild muscle. Plus, who doesn’t want some chocolatey goodness after a tough workout?! It’s just so refreshing when you’re a sweaty mess!
Lowfat chocolate milk contains just the right balance of carbs and high-quality natural protein to quickly restore muscles to their peak potential. It also has important nutrients and electrolytes, such as calcium, potassium, sodium, and magnesium — all of which are lost through sweat during your workout.
Some studies show chocolate milk has been shown to help athletes gain more lean muscle and lose fat compared to those sugar-heavy sports drinks. YES, please. (Who doesn’t want that, right ladies?!)
It may even help to make your next workout even better. Some studies suggest that when athletes drank lowfat chocolate milk after training, they recovered better and gain a performance edge in their next workout, compared to when they drank a typical sports drink… once again, sign me up for the chocolatey goodness!
Besides all of those amazing recovery benefits, chocolate milk also helps you to rehydrate after your workout. And the vitamins and minerals in milk are also key for living a healthy lifestyle in general. Milk contains B vitamins for energy, and vitamin A, which helps to support a healthy immune system. And it goes without saying that calcium and vitamin D are important for strong bones.
As you know, I’m a HUGE believer in choosing organic and reduced fat dairy, so naturally I choose reduced fat organic chocolate milk. It is one of my favorite ways to recover after a tough workout, and gain muscles built with chocolate milk.
Still need more convincing? See the Workout Recovery Science for yourself!