As a busy mom of three, I need energy to keep up with my kids and the other daily tasks I face each day. To do this, I make sure my body is getting enough fuel and from what I've learned thanks to the Midwest Dairy Council, dairy is a great way to do that!
For those with an active lifestyle, milk's nine essential nutrients play an important role in fueling the body. Drinking milk can be a great way to help the body not only refuel, but also rehydrate and recover after a workout. A couple of months ago I began doing an intense cardio workout 5 times a week. I was feeling extremely exhausted and tired every evening because of it. On top of that, I'm still nursing my 6 month old son...so I really needed something that would help give me some energy. I began drinking a glass of milk after each workout and found it to be a fantastic way to help me recover so I wasn't feeling so exhausted.
I will admit, I don't love milk and really have to talk myself into drinking it. But, when it's chocolate milk...I have no problem! So that's what usually what I end up drinking after a workout. That's why I was excited to learn that chocolate milk is actually nature's sports drink! Research published in the International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism on young adults showed that chocolate milk is twice as effective as commercial sports drinks to refuel exhausted muscles! Wow, I was surprised and excited to read that. It makes me feel great about drinking my chocolate milk everyday!
Whey Protein is also a great way to boost energy. It is a high quality protein found naturally in dairy foods and it provides the protein your body can best use to help promote better health. It helps you get the most out of your workout by speeding up muscle recover after exercise and helping build and maintain lean muscle as well.
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