As if you needed one more reason to enjoy chocolate milk.
In a recent study published by the ISSN, the efficacy of chocolate milk as a recovery beverage following a period of increased training duration was studied in intercollegiate soccer players.
Subjects received either a high-carbohydrate recovery drink or chocolate milk after each day of increased training duration (ITD), and results were obtained through measurements of five factors.
The conclusion was that chocolate milk provided similar muscle recovery responses to a commercial high-carbohydrate recovery beverage during four days of ITD. While most of the test factors showed little to no difference between the two, one ( serum creatine kinase ) showed significantly better response for chocolate milk over the commercial product.