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Milk ... Best form of hydration post exercise?

posted 10 Jul 2013, 02:21 by Debbie Walker
So we are lead to believe that water is the best form of hydration and that energy or electrolyte drinks are best to consume during and after exercise. Well have you ever heard that milk is the best option after exercise?
New studies have shown that milk is the best post workout recovery drink. This can be any form of milk, chocolate milk, skimmed, semi-skimmed or full fat milk.

During exercise water is lost through sweating and therefore rehydration is important for muscle recovery and to replace the fluid lost.

Milk is shown to be better than water and sports drinks as it's rich in sodium and potassium which retain fluid, and it's also rich in protein and fat which are
 slower to digest. As well as being a great product to use for hydration it also reduces the DOMS (delayed onset of muscle soreness). 

So next time you hit the gym think about drinking a glass of the white stuff afterwards and see if you can tell the difference.