Here is the Best Way to Quench Your Thirst After a Workout
You just got done with a grueling workout....what do you grab as a drink? Gatorade? Water? Something else? What is a great drink for you?
Apparently according to research chocolate milk does an even better job than sports drinks like Gatorade.
A lot of endurance athletes already know about this, and do it all the time. After a really taxing workout, you need carbs, protein, fat, electrolytes, and vitamins to help your body recover. And chocolate milk has all of them.
You can even drink a big glass of chocolate milk during a workout if you want. On average, the study found it took people about six minutes longer to feel exhausted when they drink it compared to a sports drink.
The key is that it has to be a strenuous workout....like running 10 miles or lifting a lot of weights.....if you don't really need to recover; you are just adding unnecessary calories.