Winning Sports Nutrition

After a workout or a game, you need the right nutrition to promote optimal muscle recovery and fluid replacement.

Carbohydrates are needed to refuel muscles; protein is needed to reduce muscle breakdown and stimulate growth; and fluid and electrolytes are needed to replenish what is lost in sweat and body heat and to rehydrate the body. Foods and beverages that provide all these nutrients will help refuel muscles and replenish fluids.

Milk and chocolate milk, along with whey protein are sparking interest among sports health professionals and athletes alike for its benefits to refuel your muscles and rehydrate your body – benefits backed by scientific research.

Low fat and fat free milk and chocolate milk contain high quality protein along with carbohydrate, potassium and fluid to help refuel and rehydrate after a workout. There’s also calcium, vitamin D, phosphorous and magnesium for strong bones. And, they’re easy to obtain, inexpensive and delicious.

Whey protein is a high quality protein derived from milk and is one of the richest known sources of naturally occurring branched-chain amino acids – leucine, isoleucine and valine. It’s found naturally in milk and yogurt and in many commercial sports nutrition products.

These educational materials will provide some background research to help you “pump up” your knowledge about milk, chocolate milk and whey protein and how they can benefit muscle protein synthesis and body composition. This information is a great fit for your fitness-minded clients who seek nutrition news that can help them reach their personal goals.

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