Posts tagged #energy drinks

Chocolate Milk is MUSCLE Milk

Isn’t it just superb when you find out that something you already love is really good for you? Oh, chocolate milk, how do I love thee? Let me count the ways…

First of all, let’s not confuse things. Chocolate milk is an indulgence. It’s full of calories and a certain level of fat, depending upon the fat content of the milk used. And if milk causes you to feel bloated, crampy or gassy you may be lactose intolerant and you should go read about water instead.

There is new research suggesting that good old chocolate milk is superior for muscle recovery and replenishment than your average sports drink. Your muscles break down after exercise and the tissues need to rebuild and the stores of glycogen energy need to refill so you’re ready for more activity.

Posted on August 13, 2014 .

Honey - Natural Energy Booster

At Fuel for the Machine we are not fans of "sports energy drinks", there's just too much sugar, and we all know that sugar is the devil. So whenever possible we substitute honey in place of sugar.

Honey is a great natural source of complex carbohydrates, which provide both immediate and sustained energy. Honey contains equal parts organic fructose and glucose that do not need to be digested and therefore can be quickly absorbed into the bloodstream, offering a quick boost of energy when needed.

Posted on July 7, 2014 .