Not only is the protein in deficit with almond milk you are not getting the necessary fats for replacement. What the research has found milk has the proper balance of proteins carbohydrates and fats all of which are needed for post exercise recovery nutrition.
Edited by: SERGEANTMAJOR at: 4/8/2013 (15:19)
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Cardio burns calories, strength work burns fat.
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Actually, the reason chocolate milk is good isn't about the flavor; it's that adding the syrup adds the right amount of carbs to make the milk an excellent balance of nutrients for post-workout recovery. The flavor is just a nice bonus!
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If you can stomach it, coconut water may be a better bet. I know that it is one of the better hydrators. Not sure about protein though.
4/8/13 8:08 A
Hey, guys. I know chocolate milk has been hailed as a great post workout fuel, and since I usually feel nauseous after a hard run, a liquid is the only snack I can have. However, I really prefer chocolate almond milk. I know it has almost no protein. So, does that make it a substandard fuel after running? Or are the carbs/sugar/water enough to fuel me up, if I like the taste and texture better? Thanks! Since I am not lactose intolerant, I can go either way. Just wanted to hear what others thought.
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