A new list from AskMen.com shows the top 10 best foods to eat after working out. Chocolate milk tops this list, and another dairy item is also suggested.
Chocolate milk, especially those that have been fortified with protein such as Rockin’ Refuel, provides gym-goers with 48 grams of carbohydrates and 20 grams of whey protein – the perfect ratio for workout recovery.
“Although making your own recovery drink is preferred by some guys, the convenience of having an all-in-one sports recovery drink handy after your workout simply can't be beat,” the article says.
At No. 4, AskMen also suggests cereal with skim milk.
“Today's run-of-the-mill whole-grain cereal with milk may even be as good as a sports drink for recovery after exercise,” AskMen reports. “Whole-grain cereals are now loaded with protein, carbs and other important vitamins and minerals, while milk is an easily digestible and complete source of both casein and whey protein.”
This isn’t the first time chocolate milk has been named an ideal post-workout food. From an Olympic swimmer to helping runners go the distance, athletes can’t go wrong with dairy as part of their recovery routine.