What Should You Drink?
Before a Workout
During a Workout
The best thing for you to do during a workout is to keep drinking water about every 15-30 minutes during your exercise. You can also drink sports drinks. Sports drinks are only healthy for you when you're exercising; therefore, it's not good to drink them for recreational purposes. Drinks that have up to 10% carbohydrates can enter the blood stream quickly enough to deliver glucose to active muscles which improves endurance. Drinks that exceed 10% carbohydrates (fruit juices and sodas) cause cramps, nausea, and diarrhea. You want to avoid those for exercise.
After a Workout
- A natural source of high quality protein
-The right carbohydrate to protein ratio to help refuel and build muscles
-Vitamin A healthy immune system
-Electrolytes like calcium, potassium, sodium, magnesium which replenish
what you lose from sweating
-Helps keep strong bones.
-Normal sports drinks like Gatorade have the same ration as choco milk of carbs/protein
-Includes 9 essential nutrients for athletes
-Chocolate milk has high quality protein, is made with real milk, less than 50 cents per glass, simple ingredients/not designed in a lab
-Drinks like gatorade require you to work out really hard or its bad, you can drink chocolate milk at any time.
Chocolate milk is the way to go before, during, and after your workout. Don't depend on it by itself, remember to eat healthy and drink lots of water.