September 27 is National Chocolate Milk Day. However, a tall glass of Chocolate Milk is delicious and can be consumed on any day. Before the 1820s, chocolate milk was not heard of because no one knew how to make the powder. It was not until 1828 that a method was invented to produce the chocolate power. The Van Houten company is the one who came up with the idea of making the powder that can be dissolved in milk or water. Today, chocolate milk is a popular beverage for children and adults in the summer as well as in the winter.

Why it should be the drink of choice for athletes

It has been discovered that chocolate milk has at least nine properties that help athletes restore muscles. A study was conducted in 2006 with amazing results. Physiologist Joel Stager, director of the Human Performance Laboratory at Indiana University, found a recovery drink for athletes. He names this favorite drink as a great way to restore muscles.

The psychologist recommends the beverage to athletes and has found that some of them have already switched from Gatorade to chocolate milk in order to recover from daily workouts.

Besides, the beverage is much less expensive than the energy drinks.

Properties of the beverage

Chocolate milk is the best beverage for athletes because of its contents to restore tired muscles. It contains carbohydrates and proteins. The water in the drink prevents dehydration after fluids are lost in sweat. Calcium is included in the beverage. The milk has just a little sodium and sugar to help athletes retain water and regain energy.

There are various ways to get the chocolate-flavored beverage. It can be purchased in ready-made in bottles from the grocery store, or the powder can be bought in packages. Then you can add hot water or milk to the powder. Another option is to make it at home yourself by blending milk with cocoa powder and a sweetener and chocolate syrup.

Several studies show that this particular drink is much healthier than white milk because of the many types of nutrients that it contains.

No matter how you get your beverage, make sure you keep a bottle in your refrigerator or packages of the power in your cabinet so you can pour yourself a tall glass in honor of National Chocolate Milk Day. You can drink it hot or cold, but no matter how you drink it, it will provide healing properties for sore muscles. Once you try it for a while, you will probably drink it more often than Gatorade or the many sports drinks that are available in the grocery stores.

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