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Friday, June 24, 2011

The benefits of low-fat chocolate milk

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Health-Net: After the fatigue of exercise, you definitely want to drink fresh and cold. One of the most widely drunk is isotonic. However, a study from the University of Texas revealed that the ideal beverage consumed after exercise is milk chocolate.

Milk chocolate effectively boost the power is depleted, says Head of Research Dr. John Ivy, reports the Daily Mail on Thursday June 23, 2011. Better than other beverages that contain high carbohydrates.

Ivy and her team compared the body condition of the athletes after they are training hard. Types of beverages are most effective to restore the condition of the body, whether it is milk chocolate or isotonic drinks.

They examined 10 cyclists who trained for 90 minutes. Apparently, athletes who drank low-fat chocolate milk are more powerful than when they drank isotonic drinks.

The research team also tested 32 amateur cyclists made up of men and women. For four weeks, they were asked to practice with different beverages, namely water, isotonic drinks, and low-fat chocolate milk.

The researchers then found that respondents who drank chocolate milk are more powerful than respondents with other beverages. In addition, they also receive the maximum oxygen intake. With the amount of oxygen that comes in, then someone will be more robust workout.

We have not got an answer why the low-fat chocolate milk is very nutritious. We will do research about it more, said Ivy. The research was published in The Journal of Strength and Conditioning Research.

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