Chocolate milk is good for you
When I was a kid growing up we were told that adding chocolate to milk would take all the nutrition out of it. Regular milk was fine, but skip the chocolate.
I just read an article in the NCFA’s Recruiting supplement written by Brandon Marcello, the strength and fitness coach for Team USA, that says chocolate milk is a good choice for recoverr after a workout. In fact, he references a 2006 study in the International Journal of Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism that showed it’s a better choice than those fancy carbohydrate drinks that go for $40 or more a bottle. While the price of milk has gone up, it’s a lot less than $40 a bottle. Tastes better too.
What’s on your training table? If you’re getting into your off-season strength and conditioning program (as you should be), make sure there’s some chocolate milk in the fridge.