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    Milk Helps Student-Athletes Rebound On And Off The Court

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    by News Infusion

    WASHINGTON, D.C., (September 4, 2008) – Whether playing basketball, tennis, football, soccer, or running cross country, student-athletes face many important decisions when returning to school this fall. One easy choice they can make to help them finish strong is reaching for chocolate milk after an intense game or practice. Some research suggests that chocolate milk’s unique mix of key nutrients can help you refuel and rehydrate after exercise, making it an ideal post-exercise choice. Scientists have evaluated chocolate milk as a post-exercise drink and have identified several reasons why it may be an effective recovery aid: chocolate milk contains a combination of carbohydrates and protein to help replenish exhausted muscles after exercise, it provides fluids to assist with rehydration and it contains “electrolytes” such as potassium and other minerals like calcium that are lost in sweat. For more information on this story and others, visit