Yes, I said MILK! Drinking chocolate milk after an intense workout may sound gross- it’s not- but it replenishes what was lost during the workout.
Carbohydrates in milk help boost energy because physical exercise depletes the body’s glycogen stores. Glycogen is the storage form of glucose- which feeds your brain and nervous system.
There’s quite a bit of water in milk, so it can help hydrate.
Also, there are electrolytes in milk- so skip the sports drink.
Why chocolate? If you have to ask, we can’t be friends.