Yeah, you read it right! Chocolate milk offers a good carbohydrate and protein ratio for recovery. It replenishes glycogen stores, helps with rehydration and reduces susceptibility to muscle soreness. Research has shown that the combination of carbohydrates (CHO) and protein (PRO) causes a faster resynthesis of glycogen stores than the mere consumption of carbohydrates or "pure carbohydrate-rich drinks".
Immediately after intense training/ competition, as well as 2 hours thereafter.
The amount to be consumed should contain 1 - 1.5g CHO/ kg body weight per hour and have a ratio of carbohydrate and protein between 3.5:1 and 4:1. The recipe is available on our blog!