Since the summer, I had heard stories about how beneficial it was to have chocolate milk after a run. It seemed kooky to me, as the last thing I think I would want after a run is milk. I was wrong! It is now my recovery drink of choice after a run, especially races & long runs.
The latest research shows that drinking chocolate milk after exercise can help your muscles recover from the stress of exercise.
Here is a case study on the research behind the concept, read and enjoy.