Does Milk Do a Body Good?

As healthful as apple juice and milk seem, these liquids should not be drunk before or during a game. Unfiltered apple juice can cause stomach cramping in some players. Milk is a high protein liquid, considering the amount of calories and nutrients present. Some people find cow’s milk difficult to digest, causing bloating or cramping. If players choose to drink milk as part of their diet, best not to drink it right before or during a game, but instead save it for post-workout.

Look for this week’s articles to find out how to make your very own sports drink!
bars, bagels, pretzels, fruit and sports drinks.
–Amy Goodson

amy-goodson-quarterback-ranchAmy 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.