Milk an Athletes Best Friend
Adrenaline junkie, serious minded and disciplined athlete, or maybe you just play for fun. No matter what your game I’m here to tell you that milk is an Athlete’s Best Friend.
Hot summer days are over and the new school year is on the horizon. Fall sports practices are in full swing and schedules now go from busy to hectic in no time at all. So it’s time to play hard and drink up. Just getting done with a tough sports practice and looking for a way to multi task? Well, you can get your 3 servings of dairy a day and recharge for the next day by gulping down a nice cold glass of low fat chocolate milk.
Everyone thinks that sports drinks are the way to go after going hard at sports practice, but it’s time for everyone to think again. Recent studies show that low fat chocolate milk is just as or more effective at refueling your system after a hard day’s work. When you play hard, you lose nutrients like calcium, potassium and protein. By drinking 16 oz. of low fat chocolate milk 30 minutes after practice, you can recharge with carbohydrates for a faster power source, Protein which repairs muscles, and Calcium which helps muscles contract.
Maybe your sport is football, volleyball, cross country or soccer, start a new trend on your team today by replacing those sugary sports drinks with tasty and good for you low fat milk. So remember, whether you just got done with a hard practice or a killer game, recharge with an athlete’s best friend – MILK!