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New post! Did you know low-fat chocolate milk has proven to be a superior post-run choice to sports drink?

<p> <p><div class='p_embed p_image_embed'> <a href="http://posterous.com/getfile/files.posterous.com/runmmt/bArbCsxxGpmdkbikpxqDsbvgrtDbmIezFDvtIotgtyouGumJmDljnwjholEl/media_httpdistillerys_zHapC.jpg.scaled1000.jpg"><img alt="Media_httpdistillerys_zhapc" height="500" src="http://posterous.com/getfile/files.posterous.com/runmmt/bArbCsxxGpmdkbikpxqDsbvgrtDbmIezFDvtIotgtyouGumJmDljnwjholEl/media_httpdistillerys_zHapC.jpg.scaled500.jpg" width="500" /></a> </div> </p> <p>No, seriously, put down the Gatorade. Multiple studies have shown that chocolate milk is more effective at restoring glycogen stores in muscles, thus making for a smoother, more efficient recovery. This is actually old news: <a href="http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2006/02/24/health/webmd/main1342839.shtml">CBS reported on it</a> back in 2006.&nbsp;</p> <p>The advantages of chocolate milk over sports drink? Chocolate milk contains protein, but more importantly, it has the ideal carbohydrate-to-protein ratio for refueling. It's got vitamin D (hey you Health Month-ers with Vitamin D rules--if you run, kill two birds with one delicious, chocolatey stone!) bone-strengthening calcium, mood-boosting B12...what are you waiting for? It's far less expensive than sports drink and feels like you're really rewarding yourself.&nbsp;</p> <p>To be clear: YooHoo AIN'T CHOCOLATE MILK. And if you want to be calorie conscious, stick to 1%--not whole, not 2%, and equally important, <em>not</em>&nbsp;skim. (Promise.) Grab some Ovaltine or delicious Hershey's syrup and mix up one serving. You'll be glad you did.&nbsp;</p> </p> <p><a href="http://runmmt.posterous.com/did-you-know-low-fat-chocolate-milk-has-prove">Permalink</a> | <a href="http://runmmt.posterous.com/did-you-know-low-fat-chocolate-milk-has-prove#comment">Leave a comment&nbsp;&nbsp;&raquo;</a> </p>

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