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Distance Running & Chocolate Milk

The food you choose to eat after a workout is critical in maximizing your recovery. Eating a meal or snack containing both carbohydrates and protein in the 15- to 60-minute window post exercise helps replenish your energy stores and facilitates muscle recovery. While packaged bars and shakes may do in a pinch, reach for whole foods as often as you can to benefit from naturally occurring vitamins, minerals and antioxidants along with protein and carbohydrates. What you eat depends on the type, …


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