Monday, June 3, 2013

Protein Shake vs. Chocolate Milk: Which Rules for Post-Workout Protein?

There are plenty of opinions about protein shakes versus chocolate milk for a post-workout protein injection. The question is: which is best for you?

One of the things I pay attention to is the ingredient list.

Chocolate milk consists of lowfat milk and chocolate powder or syrup (chocolate and sweetener).

If you look at the ingredient list on most protein shakes, you likely will find sodium and cholesterol. This is not conducive to a lean diet, so check your labels carefully: protein shakes may not be the best choice for you.

Also, remember: the human body can't digest more than 25-30 grams of protein at one sitting. Any more than that and the body secretes it.

Another advantage to chocolate milk is that it aids in regulating blood sugar levels and has the proper carb-to-protein ratio.

So, if you have a choice and want to get the best bang for your buck on a post-workout supplement, try lowfat chocolate milk.

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