This past weekend I ran..... and ran and ran. And got very sore! I ran the Ragnar Relay in Southern California and some of those hills were killers and made my muscles beyond sore. I had heard that chocolate milk was good for sore muscles, so I stocked up on that and let me tell ya... it worked like a charm!!
I was interested in the reasoning behind it, so I googled it. Here's what I found (from this article):
- Milk may be just as effective as some commercial sports drinks in helping with recovery of sore muscles and rehydrating your body.
- Chocolate milk has the advantage of additional nutrients that are obviously absent in most sports drinks.
- When consumed after exercise, it can help refuel tired muscles because of its mix of high-quality protein and carbohydrates.
- The chocolate milk also contains fluids for rehydration and minerals such as calcium, potassium, and magnesium that people need to replace after strenuous activity.
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