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Thursday, July 25, 2013

Chocolate Milk The Superdrink!

By Fitness&Health Enthusiast . Speaker . Idea Catalyst, Tania Archer 

After an intense workout your body is in need of fluids, carbohydrates and proteins to REHYDRATE the body, to REPLACE nutrients, to fuel your next workout and to RECHARGE & REPAIR your muscles. Forget that sweet sports drink that's lacking in restorative qualities and reach for a supercharged glass of cool chocolate milk.


The fluids you lose during a workout need to be replaced in order for your body to keep performing. Studies have shown one that CHOCOLATE MILK is one of the best rehydration beverages as it is 87% water and contains 16 essential nutrients including carbohydrates, portions, vitamins A and D, calcium, potassium and many more. We lose quite a bit of electrolytes (sodium, chloride) and potassium when we sweat and through high intensity workouts lasting 45 minutes or more. Chocolate Milk naturally contains sodium and potassium.


Replacing stored energy called glycogen (carbohydrates), which is burned as body fuel during a workout, is key to improving your endurance capacity and your boosting energy. Chocolate Milk is rich in "good carbs" the body needs to recover post workout but complete glycogen levels will help you perform better during your next workout. Ideally replace lost carbohydrates within 15 to 30 minutes of a your workout.


Protein is an essential nutrient in building and maintaining natural muscle mass. Chocolate Milk gives you the complete nutrition your body needs to bounce back from an intense workout. The natural protein found within a glass of milk stimulates muscle growth and repair. A single glass of chocolate milk has as much protein as a large egg.

Helpful Hints ... To make the most of all the nutrients power packed in to your next glass of CHOCOLATE MILK, drink 1 to 2 glasses of this refreshing beverage 15 to 30 minutes after working out in order to rehydrate, replace and recharge-repair your body.

Tania Archer
@taniaarcher #90DayCrossFitChallenge

Through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada’s diverse mentoring programs, we educate young girls and boys across Canada about the importance of healthy and balanced eating.

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