When it comes to nutrition, milk delivers! As a registered dietitian nutritionist, I love recommending chocolate milk to children and adults alike. Here are my four reasons why you should make chocolate milk your family’s sports drink.
- Great Source of Protein. Whether you’re competing in athletics or playing poolside, chocolate milk is a great source of high-quality protein that’s sure to help fill your tank and curb hunger.
- Carbs to Fuel. It irks me that carbs get a bad rap. Carbohydrates are an important player during exercise because they give us energy. Carbs are the champ of pushing you harder and longer during a workout. Sure, chocolate milk has added sugar, but it serves a purpose if you’re exercising. Read more about exercise recovery and chocolate milk.
- Easy Hydration. Made of almost 90% water, chocolate milk helps you rehydrate. Nature’s sports drink also has the electrolytes you need after breaking a sweat.
- A Healthy, Tasty Treat. After a long day of fun in the sun, what’s better than an ice-cold glass of chocolate milk that the whole family can enjoy? Chocolate milk provides nutrients to power growing minds and bodies in every yummy glass.