The purpose of post-workout recovery drink is to replenish the muscles sugar stores (glycogen) and start the process of muscle rebuilding (protein synthesis) so that your body will be ready for the next workout.
Studies suggest that the perfect recovery drink has a carbohydrate to protein ratio of between 3:1 to 4:1. So what is an effective choice that both kids and adults love?
Low-fat chocolate milk. Yep, low-fat chocolate milk helps replace fluids and electrolytes lost during the intense paddling sessions, contains key nutrients like calcium and vitamin D, and it is cheaper than sports drinks.
So, drink up. Milk mustache anyone?