Athletes with their crazy work out schedules are constantly worrying about which work out drink is the best for them. They keep experimenting with a number of drinks, when the answer is simple. Chocolate milk, yes-chocolate milk is known to be a great post work out drinks as it contains every thing essential for muscle building and helps enhance recovery as well.
Low fat chocolate milk is indeed ideal after a strenuous work out session or after a stressful game. A glass of low fat chocolate milk has the right amount of nutrients to fuel you back into energy. The carb to protein ratio, which is 3.25:1 is what is needed by your body to refuel energy (glycogen), it also provides your muscles with amino acids, which is what your muscles need to grow and rebuild.
It is a great way of hydrating your body as well, as most of it is made of water. Chocolate milk is also rich in Vitamins A and D, and calcium to make for overall health and to build strong bones.
Below is a simple recipe that you can use for your preparation:
Athlete’s Chocolate Milk
You may find a host of different brands of chocolate milk ready made in cartons and plastic bottles at the super market, but choose to make it on your own at home.
The recipe is simple. All you need to do is take a glass of low fat milk and add two tablespoons of cocoa powder with one teaspoon of sugar (agave or coconut sugar). Try and ensure that you get only 100% cocoa as it is a very rich source of antioxidants, which are a great anti-inflammatory agent and also help with recovery.
Chocolate milk is strictly a post work out drink and should not be consumed before exercise. It may not have the best effects. So, make sure that you drink a glass of chocolate milk after training and you should stay in good health.
You could also choose to speak with a Registered Holistic Nutritionist to learn what foods should be part of your diet for peak athletic performance, in fact you should also consult a homeopath for natural routes for a healthy mind and body.