Not only does chocolate milk taste good, but two recent studies from The University of Texas at Austin show that it’s also the ideal post-workout recovery drink.
Compared to a carbohydrate-only supplement, a low-carb beverage with added protein increases endurance times in cyclists, according to a study out of The University of Texas at Austin's Department of Kinesiology and Health Education.
A bowl of whole grain cereal is as good as a sports drink for recovery after exercise. Research published in BioMed Central's open access Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition has shown that the readily available and relatively inexpensive breakfast food is as effective as popular, carbohydrate-based "sports drinks."
This summer's Olympics has a Longhorn flavor, with members of the U.S. Olympic swim team using workout and recovery sports performance drinks created by Dr. John Ivy, chair of the College of Education's Department of Kinesiology and Health Education.