While people are always running around trying to drop their money on the next post-exercise energy shake, researchers have found a much more simple way to have muscle recovery – chocolate milk. As long as it’s a low fat brand, researchers from Cornell University have called chocolate milk the “gold standard for a recovery beverage”.
The team at Cornell used computer software to develop a formula for the best post-work out product. They combined their findings with advice from nutrition specialists in athletics.
Clint Wattenberg, who coordinates sports nutrition at Cornell, said that after numerous experiments they settled on a surprising find. They agreed that an 8 ounce bottle of chocolate milk was the best choice.