SUSQUEHANNA, Pa. — Spring is finally here and for many people this means spring yard work. This type of work might consist of digging new flower beds, clearing out old ones, or raking debris. Let’s not forget the pushing and pulling of heavy lawnmowers. These tasks require bending and moving, putting our muscles to work. I’m here to tell you that spring is the perfect time to drink chocolate milk to help you accomplish your spring task. Why you might ask?
(Courtney Marvin, Susquehanna County Dairy Ambassador)
Well, chocolate milk is the perfect recovery drink. Scientific research has shown that the proteins and nutrients in chocolate milk can help your muscles refuel and recovery quicker. In fact, the nine essential nutrients that chocolate milk contain can give your body the boost it may need to help you get your gardening done. One study found that chocolate milk is even better than sports drinks on reenergizing your body and muscles after any type of work out.
Not only is chocolate milk the perfect recovery drink it tastes delicious! It contains the benefits of calcium which will aid to keep your bones strong. This will assist your body with the kneeling and bending required to help keep you flower beds looking good. As the spring temperature rises, chocolate milk can continue to help you as it replenishes the electrolytes you may lose from sweat. It is also a great way to hydrate yourself due to the sodium and potassium levels it contains. Not only can it quench your thirst but it will also replenish your muscle needs.
So, after a great day of gardening what do you say, is it time to replenish with a cold glass of chocolate milk? Is chocolate milk going to be in your refrigerator? Well, this MOO-tastic drink is surely in mine.
–Courtney Marvin, Susquehanna County Dairy Ambassador