Chocolate Milk – An Ideal Energy Drink


1. Dr. John Ivy  lead researcher on the studies and chair of The University of Texas at Austin College of Education’s Department of Kinesiology and Health Education gives a thumbs-up to  Chocolate milk as an after workout energy drink. 

2. ''Volunteers for the study ended up with more muscle and less fat ---- and a much better timings while working out, compared to peers who took carbohydrates-rich sports drinks.'' says Dr. Ivy.

3.  Low-fat Chocolate milk is delicious PLUS offer awesome  physical recovery benefits for young as well as mature athletes after a strenuous workout.

4. Ivy and his research team weighed the recovery benefits of having low-fat chocolate milk post work-out against effects of a carbohydrate beverage having identical ingredients and calories to routine sports beverages PLUS against a no-calorie drink. On drinking low-fat chocolate milk in place of carbohydrate sports drink or calorie-free beverage following a cycle ride for 90 minutes at moderate speed, thereon 10 minutes of high intensity intervals, 10 trained cyclists felt a surge in power and clocked an improved pace. (ride time saw a marked improvement).

5. The study was volunteered by 32 healthy, amateur male and female cyclists. They drank one of the three recovery beverages right after a cycle ride --- then another drink an hour later. After four and a half weeks of cycling athletes who drank  chocolate milk, showed double-improvement in  maximal oxygen uptake

The low-fat chocolate milk drinkers ended up with a better muscle mass and chopped off more fat  during training.