More science supports milk’s role in exercise recovery

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Two new research reports continue to build on the growing body of science that shows the benefits of milk as a protein-rich recovery drink following exercise:

  • A clinical report from the American Academy of Pediatrics states that low-fat milk is a good option as a protein-recovery drink following prolonged vigorous exercise. The report is published in the June issue of Pediatrics.
  • Presenters at the recent American College of Sports Medicine annual meeting and 2nd World Congress on Exercise is Medicine shared research results that indicated drinking chocolate milk after a workout can boost improvements in aerobic fitness and body composition.

“These studies further validate milk as nature’s sports drink,” said Paul Rovey, Arizona dairy producer and chair of Dairy Management Inc., which manages the national dairy checkoff. “Milk helps your body refuel, rehydrate and recover after a workout, benefitting active people of all ages.”

Also, see “Athletes turn to chocolate milk.”

Source: Dairy Management Inc.

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