A UK study has found drinking chocolate milk between exhaustive bouts of exercise improves endurance more than a carb recovery drink. Researchers think chocolate milk has a superior ratio of fat, carbs, and protein, making it ideal for recovery.
If however, you’ve satisfied your sweet tooth, why not give these milks a try.SOY MILK
Made from ground soybeans and water, it has nearly as much protein as cow’s milk and some fibre. It’s naturally low in calcium and vitamins A, D, and B12 so be sure to choose a fortified version. It also has nutrients that may help lower cancer risk, cholesterol, and heart-disease risk.ALMOND MILK
This rich, cream-coloured beverage is made of ground almonds and water. A cup has only one gram of protein, but supplies 50 per cent of your AI for vitamin E, a natural antioxidant. Look for varieties fortified with calcium and vitamin D.RICE MILK
Produced by combining water and ground rice, it’s very low in protein, so it’s not a good milk substitute for postrun recovery. Choose brands with added calcium and vitamin D to make up for its nutritional shortfalls.HEMP MILK
This “milk” is made of ground hemp seeds and water. It has more fat than whole milk, but some of it is essential omega-3 fatty acids. While hemp milk is tasty, not all brands are fortified with vitamins A, D, and B12, and it is also lower in protein.RELATED ARTICLES
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