One would almost have to be blind not to see the recent
flurry of advertisements and pro athlete endorsements touting the
virtues of low fat chocolate milk as a viable recovery drink.
manufacturers of some of the more popular recovery powders and drinks
are trying to discredit the milk industry's research by stating chocolate milk is not nearly beneficial after a workout as some of the specialized sports recovery products.
While that may or may not be true, can you stop in your local convenience store or
market on the way to or from a race or training and pick up a container of "engineered recovery powder"? The answer in most cases would be no.
Scientific research aside, in my
opinion chocolate milk wins in the readily available, ease of use and convenience
categories hands down. Not to mention, it tastes great too!
It is my experience that the benefits of chocolate milk are genuine and not a marketing ploy in any shape form or fashion. As a life long milk
drinker and member of Team Refuel, I am proud to say chocolate milk is "my AFTER".