Whether you’re a professional athlete, high school athlete or weekend athlete – sports nutrition should be top of mind so you can perform at your best. What you fuel your body with before and during your workout is always important, but refueling during your recovery is especially critical. Dairy plays  an important role in your body’s recovery and muscle growth.

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Chocolate Milk for Recovery

two glasses of chocolate milkChocolate milk is the ideal sports recovery beverage because it contains the golden ratio of carbs to protein – about 3-4 grams of carbs for every 1 gram of protein. This ratio helps rehydrate your body, repair your muscles, and replenish your energy after exercise.

Find out more about the science that supports chocolate milk after exercise.

Whey Protein’s Role in Sports Nutrition

Whey protein is one of the two proteins found in milk (the other is casein). It is easy to find in powder form to add to shakes and smoothies, but you can also drain it as the liquid from Greek yogurt or cottage cheese.

Whey protein is an easy-to-digest form of protein, making it ideal for building lean muscle.

Our Sports Nutrition Experts

Proper nutrition allows athletes to achieve optimal performance in their sport. Dairy plays an integral role in the diet to help ensure that athlete’s not only reach, but exceed their goals.

The American Dairy Association North East Sports Nutrition Advisory Panel is a select group of key nutrition and fitness professionals who share their unique expertise and perspectives regarding the consumption of dairy products – including milk, yogurt and cheese -among athletes of all levels.

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