07 Sep '11, 3am

Chocolate can give you a boost in the gym, as well as in the bedroom. Here's why you should always keep some at home

Chocolate can give you a boost in the gym, as well as in the bedroom. Here's why you should always keep some at home

advertisement If there is one type of candy you should stock up at home, it should be chocolates. Women love them, they're great stress-busters and as we've discovered, they can be a delicious post-workout recovery food. Here are some uses of chocolate that you may not realise. Recover After Workouts At Indiana University, a carbohydrate-protein recovery drink was put head-to-head with chocolate milk to see which could help athletes recover faster. In the study, cyclists did interval workouts to empty their glycogen stores before they were immediately given either the chocolate milk or recovery drink. Two hours later, the cyclists pedalled at a fixed pace to exhaustion. The result? Chocolate milk fared equally well compared to the recovery drink. Chug a cup or two after a run, and see how you fare. Even better, make your own chocolate milk, so you drink more cancer-fightin...

Full article: http://www.menshealth.com.sg/weight-loss-nutrition/chocol...

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