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Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Training? Think nutrition.

The best way to reach your goal tomorrow is to start today. After a workout,
your body needs fluids, carbs and protein to rehydrate, refuel, and recharge.
A good exercise regimen coupled with proper nutrition can effectively help
make tomorrow’s workout better today.

Conquer dehydration.

The most obvious consequence of working out is dehydration. Chocolate milk
consists of 87% water, which helps your body to rehydrate. It also contains
16 essential nutrients, including carbohydrates, protein, vitamins A and D,
calcium, potassium and much more.

The importance of glycogen

It’s critical to replace glycogen stores that are progressively burned over the
course of a workout. On average, you need approximately1 gram of
carbohydrates per each kilogram of body weight to rejuvenate your energy
stores. For example, a woman who weighs 50 kg would need 50 grams of
carbs, which can be found in just two glasses of chocolate milk. Rebuilding
glycogen levels also improves endurance capacity, meaning chocolate milk
not only boosts energy levels post-workout, it can help make your next
workout better.

The power of protein.

Protein after a workout helps stimulate muscle synthesis and repair.
Chocolate milk is packed with protein – a single glass has as much as a large

Timing is everything.

To reap the benefits of chocolate milk, it’s recommended that you drink it
within 15 to 30 minutes after working out in order to regain the fluids, carbs
and proteins that help you rehydrate, refuel and recharge. With chocolate
milk, you get the nutrition you need to make tomorrow’s workout even better.
And here’s the bonus: chocolate milk tastes great too!