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Moove over sports drinks. Did you know Clover Chocolate Milk is one of the best things you can guzzle to help your body recover after exercise? Emerging research shows that consuming chocolate milk can be as effective as some sports drinks in helping your body refuel, recover, and rehydrate following a workout.
In fact, many athletes experience improved endurance and performance in their activity of choice after sipping chocolate milk.
A study published in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism by physiologist Joel Stager, director of the Human Performance laboratory at Indiana University, compared chocolate milk to plain milk, water, and several popular sports drinks as a post workout recovery drink. With double the carbohydrate and protein content, plus the nutritional bonus of calcium and small amounts of sodium and sugar, chocolate milk proved superior at helping recovering athletes regain energy. In addition, its high natural water content replaced lost fluids and helped prevent dehydration.
“Chocolate milk provides carbohydrate replenishment to your muscles–something they can metabolize,” says Jason Karp, MS, another researcher in this study. Stager adds, “It’s water plus a whole lot more.” Findings concluded that athletes who consumed chocolate milk performed as well or better than those who drank other beverages.
Adding just one serving of Clover Vitamin D Chocolate Milk or Clover Fat Free Chocolate Milk to your post-exercise routine delivers a power-packed punch of carbohydrates, high-quality protein, electrolytes, and nutrients that help replenish exhausted muscles and significantly aid in quicker recovery. Our nutritious chocolate milks are sweetened with evaporated cane juice, not high fructose corn syrup, and are always rBST and antibiotic-free.
Whether you’re a competitive athlete or just exercising to keep in shape, your body will thank you for refueling with this wholesome food. So go ahead–pour more nutrition into your post-workout plan by drinking Clover Chocolate Milk and enjoy nature’s best sports drink!