Don’t Forget About the Milk

28 Feb

Athletes spend a fortune on protein supplements and fluid-replacement beverages to enhance recovery and build muscle. Why spend so much money on sports supplements when you can get the same effect from milk?

bodybuilder and milk

University in Canada, in a review of literature, concluded that low-fat milk promotes recovery from weight training and endurance exercise, stimulates protein synthesis and enhances post-exercise tissue repair.

Thirty years ago, scientists thought water was the best fluid replacement.

While that’s still largely correct, sports beverages are sometimes superior because they provide water, energy and electrolytes. Milk might be even better, because it sustains water balance longer and provides a protein source that can promote tissue adaptation and repair after exercise. Low-fat milk is an excellent sports drink for power and endurance sports, except in people who are lactose intolerant.



One Response to “Don’t Forget About the Milk”

  1. Yvie Sismee March 1, 2013 at 12:06 am #

    my purchase of 1 Gallon SKIM Milk continues!

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