Have you ever wondered why your child’s coach tells young athletes to drink chocolate milk after a hard practice? It may sound a bit strange, but actually, chocolate low-fat milk has been shown to help young athletes recover needed nutrition.
The low carbohydrate, high fat content of my fast food lunches took a long time to digest. During an afternoon practice or race, my working muscles had priority over my intestines for blood flow and oxygen – leaving my Big Mac undigested. I was not lovin’ it!