Gatorade vs. Chocolate Milk
A recent study published in the International Journal of Sports Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism, supported by the Dairy and Nutrition Counsel, found no significant difference between using a fluid-replacement drink (i.e. Gatorade) or chocolate milk for athletes as a post- workout drink. Both a natural food and carbohydrate replenishment, low-fat chocolate milk is a great post-workout snack choice for athletes.
Amy Goodson, MS, RD, CSSD, LD is a registered dietitian for Ben Hogan Sports Medicine and serves as the sports dietitian for the Dallas Cowboys, Texas Rangers, FC Soccer Dallas, Jim McClean Golf School, Texas Christian University Athletics, and University of Texas at Arlington Athletics. In addition, she is an adjunct professor and dietetic intern preceptor for Texas Woman’s University, Texas Christian University and the University of Texas at Arlington and is a state media representative for the Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. . She received her Bachelor of Science degree in speech communications from Texas Christian University and Masters in Exercise and Sports Nutrition from Texas Woman’s University.