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A Surprising and Delicious Recovery Drink

June 7, 2012

Whether you are racing your bike or training to ride the Menomonie Gran Fondo, as you begin to increase your amount of exercise, recovery starts to become more important.

Despite all the science that has gone into all the recovery drinks on the market, it is beginning to look like the kids favorite, chocolate milk, just might be your best option, and because of that we are excited that KEMPS low-fat chocolate milk is the “Official Recovery Drink” of the Nature Valley Grand Prix.

You might be saying, “wait a minute, chocolate milk? Really?”

But a growing body of research supports chocolate milk’s recovery benefits after strenuous exercise.  Most recently, a study published in the journal Medicine & Science in Sports & Exercise suggested that recovering with chocolate milk can give runners a performance edge. Researchers from Connecticut State University, University of Connecticut and Eastern Michigan University, found that when recreational runners drank fat free chocolate milk after a strenuous run, they ran 23 percent longer during a subsequent exercise bout later that day and had a 38 percent increase in markers of muscle building compared to when they drank a carbohydrate-only sports beverage with the same amount of calories. It’s also been shown to help athletes tone up gain more lean muscle and lose fat when compared to drinking a carb only beverage and contains 9 essential nutrients that an athlete needs, including some not typically found in recovery drinks.

Because KEMPS low-fat Chocolate milk contains the right mix of carbs and protein scientifically shown to help refuel muscles, it helps restore muscles quickly to their peak potential. Because of this athletes and coaches, like Nick Folker the USA Swimming Trainer and Head Strength and Conditioning Coach at the University of California, are recognizing the benefits of refueling with low-fat KEMPS chocolate milk. “It has the right carb to protein ratio scientifically shown to help the body recover, high-quality protein to help repair muscles and fluids and electrolytes to replenish what’s lost in sweat. It’s so simple, plus it tastes great!” said Folker.

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