Yes, your dreams have come true. It turns out that you don’t need a whizzy sports “rehydrating” (ie water) drink, full of expensive glucose and whatnot. All you need, according to some scientists from the University of Texas, is a lovely glass of low fat chocolate milk.
Their studies found that:
“Serious and amateur athletes alike enjoyed physical recovery benefits when they drank low-fat chocolate milk after a vigorous workout,” said Dr. John Ivy, lead researcher on the studies and chair of The University of Texas at Austin College of Education’s Department of Kinesiology and Health Education. “The advantages for the study participants were better body composition in the form of more muscle and less fat, improved times while working out and overall better physical shape than peers who consumed sports beverages that just contained carbohydrates”
So stock up on some chocolate powder and low fat milk, and drink to your health!