Chocolate Milk-- Is it a go to drink for Kids & Sports Recovery?
I have two extremes with my kids! My oldest son's favorite drink is milk. When he was younger and we were sitting up a lemonade stand, he wanted to set up a milk stand! Ummm, no. My youngest is on the other end of the extreme. I've tried all variations of incorporating milk & dairy products into his diet. While milk & yogurt were a staple while he was younger, he has slowly gone away from both. Smoothies were a no-go with him. While we eat several veggies that contain calcium, it's not absorbed as well as it is from milk. Chocolate Milk has been the only food/drink high in Calcium & Vitamin D that he is happy to drink on a daily basis. Now he's gone so far to say when he grows older, he wants a refrigerator full of Fairlife Chocolate Milk!
For more info on chocolate milk... check out these two blogs
Jill Castle, RD of Nourished Child Blog Chocolate Milk Good For Kids?
Nancy Clark, RD expert in Sports Nutrition reviews Chocolate Milk as a Recovery Drink