What to Drink, When (Page 9)

Replenish With Milk

Replenish With Milk

Examples: Opt for Nonfat or Low-Fat
Calories: 80-160
Electrolytes: Yes
Carbohydrates: Yes
Caffeine: No
Protein: Yes

The Science Says: The carbohydrates and protein in plain or chocolate milk will help replenish your glycogen stores (energy stored in muscles) and aid muscle recovery—more so than a carb-only sports drink.

What It's Best For: After a workout lasting an hour or more. Substitute with a post-workout snack of banana and peanut butter, if you prefer.

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