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Researchers at the University of Conneticut had men run for 45 minutes and then drink 500ml of either fat-free chocolate milk or a carb-recovery beverage with the same number of kilojoules.
Three hours later, the dairy drinkers had lower markers of muscle protein breakdown, suggesting the protein in milk provides a recovery advantage over carb-only beverages.
Consume it! To speed recovery, have a glass of low-fat or fat-free chocolate milk after runs longer than 45 minutes.
Good news for South Africans that like their lekker local flavours… with 1.5g of fat per 100ml, Steri Stumpie falls in the low fat category. Cheers!