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Refueling after a run…

This morning my water was just not doing the job so I stopped at the convenience store and picked up some chocolate milk. Boy was it refreshing!

Did you know?? Refueling with chocolate milk after exercise helps replenish what your body has lost – including fluids and critical nutrients lost in sweat. Chocolate milk is a natural when it comes to electrolytes, providing some of the same electrolytes that are added to commercial recovery drinks (calcium, potassium, sodium and magnesium) along with fluids to help you rehydrate. In fact, some research suggests milk may help you stay hydrated after exercise, more than some commercial sports drinks.

Lowfat chocolate milk has 9 essential nutrients that an athlete needs, including some not typically found in recovery drinks.

*A natural source of high-quality protein to build lean muscle.

*The right carb-to-protein ratio scientifically shown to refuel and rebuild exhausted muscles.

*Vitamin A to support a healthy immune system and good vision.

*Electrolytes including calcium, potassium, sodium and magnesium to help replenish what’s lost in sweat.

*B Vitamins for energy.     *Fluids to rehydrate.

*Calcium, vitamin D, phosphorus, protein and potassium to build and maintain strong bones and reduce the risk for stress fractures.

You can find this information and more at

So how do you refuel after a run?


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6 thoughts on “Refueling after a run…

  1. I love chocolate milk, but don’t keep it at the house. I LOVE Chobani yogurt mixed with a half cup of Kashi honey almond flax cereal. Good carbs and protein.

  2. chocolate milk is an awesome way to recover! so tasty:)

  3. I would never guessed that about chocolate milk!! Wow! Thanks for sharing that knowledge!!! SPALove!

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