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What is it about chocolate milk that makes it a good recovery drink?

Discussion in 'Training, Fitness and Health' started by Joe, 24 Dec 2007.

  1. Joe

    Joe Über Member

    What exactly is in it that aids recovery?
    I ask because I'm not a big cows milk fan and much prefer soya. Is a chocolate soya milk drink going to have the same sort of effect or is it lacking something?
     
  2. walker

    walker New Member

    Location:
    Bromley, Kent
    I know the answer to this, but I've forgotten
     
  3. col

    col Veteran

    I thought it might be sugar,instant energy isnt it?,then i thought of that ingredient in chocolate,which is supposed to be a feel good drug or something?
     
  4. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    Here you go..

    Includes:-

    "Chocolate milk contains an optimal carbohydrate to protein ratio, which is critical for helping refuel tired muscles after strenuous exercise and can enable athletes to exercise at a high intensity during subsequent workouts."
     
  5. Elmer Fudd

    Elmer Fudd Miserable Old Bar Steward

    There you go chaps.

    Takes a woman to tell us mere males what is good about chocolate !!
     
  6. shooter560

    shooter560 New Member

    Location:
    Norwich
    Best possible chocolate is dark, its been proven to be medically good for you in small daily quantities (approx 2oz a day) followed by milk and lastly white. I love it when the gov tell me choc is good for me :sad: even more so as I jointly own a handmade choc shop in Norwich and only use the best possible Belgium choc :ohmy::laugh:
     
  7. fossyant

    fossyant Ride It Like You Stole It!

    Location:
    South Manchester
    Chocs flavouring supplies sugar, and the milk supplies all the other stuff. Milk on it's own is probably nearly as good !
     
  8. stephec

    stephec Legendary Member

    Location:
    Bolton
    Tim Lawson, one of the founders of SIS, came to give a talk on sports nutrition to our club about a month ago. He reckoned that milk is no good in a recovery drink as it stops certain (can't remember which) nutrients being absorbed.

    He did produce some research to back this up but again it's gone in one ear and out the other.
     
  9. andygates

    andygates New Member

    Milk contains a mixture of casein and whey. Casein is more slowly metabolised than some of the after-workout shakes that are pure whey. They're intended for a quick hit of protein; a chocky milk is good for an evening glug.

    But it makes I fart like a hippo :smile:
     
  10. wafflycat

    wafflycat New Member

    Location:
    middle of Norfolk
    I have a vision of you in your kilt...


    :smile::thumbsup: