Posted on January 18, 2018
If you’ve always thought that chocolate milk was a no-no in a healthy diet, think again! After learning about chocolate milk (and drinking a ton of it), we’re obsessed. And here’s why.
Many of us struggle to get enough protein into our diet, and chocolate milk can seriously help. With 9 grams of protein per cup, you’ll be upping your daily protein intake, which is key for stable blood sugar levels and obesity prevention, among other benefits.
When you choose a2 Milk® Chocolate Milk, you’ll be giving your body pure A2 protein, unlike other milks which have both A1 and A2. a2 Milk® is easier on digestion and may help some avoid discomfort.
Have chocolate milk in the morning with an egg for even more protein, or fruit and veggies for fiber and nutrients. Or mix it into your favorite smoothie for a midday snack!
After a hard workout, your body requires a balance of carbs and protein, and chocolate milk provides an ideal 3:1 ratio. This ratio is different than regular milk (2:1), which makes it the perfect post-workout recovery drink.
Studies show that drinking chocolate milk after a workout (especially an endurance workout) replaces glycogen lost during exercise, therefore replenishing your muscles. Chocolate milk’s water content also helps to replace essential electrolytes lost during your workout.
Sound too good to be true that chocolate milk is rich in nutrients? Milk is actually highly nutritious, and a great source of dietary protein. Chocolate milk is a powerhouse of nutrients, including calcium, potassium, and magnesium.
Naturally sweetened with Dutch Cocoa (an alkalized cocoa powder), the type of chocolate used in a2 Milk® Chocolate Milk provides phytonutrients and antioxidants, making this milk pretty guilt-free (not to mention the fact that it’s made from cows not treated with hormones or rBST).
Last but certainly not least, a2 Milk® Chocolate Milk is absolutely delicious. Its rich, creamy taste and texture truly set it apart from regular milk and plant-based beverages. You might even be able to replace (less healthy) desserts around the house with this much more nutritious option.
If you are looking for a way to up protein intake, recover from a workout, get in key nutrients, or simply indulge in one of your favorite beverages, pick up a carton of a2 Milk® Chocolate Milk today!
Learn more about the benefits of chocolate milk in post workout recovery here.