Myth Busting Monday: Quit Overcomplicating Recovery and Drink Some Milk

With my oblivious nature of never knowing the date I was fooled one too many times on April 1st. However, one of my favorite April’s fools post came from @scientist_with_a_board

Almost all supplements on the market make bold claims of being a new formula, thats going to bigger faster stronger more ripped and a sex machine. Sadly, they are almost all the same and these claims are bold face lies. The truth is there is strong evidence that says something as simple as milk outperforms the leading supplements on the market.

After, sports competition and endurance work, we need to replenish glycogen levels, protein and electrolyte levels. Milk, specifically skim and low fat milk have a unique nutrient composition that make it nearly a perfect recovery drink.

Roy BD. Milk: the new sports drink? A Review. J Int Soc Sports Nutr. 2008;5:15. Published 2008 Oct 2. doi:10.1186/1550-2783-5-15

I love this idea because it shows that recovery doesn’t have to be an expensive and filled with gimmicks. Proper recovery requires, proper sleep, nutrition, and loading. Not fancy massage guns, supplements and compression machines.

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