Choose Milk for Hydration During Summer Workouts

The summer heat can drain all your energy before you can even begin your plans for the day. You are tired and depleted as you head to the refrigerator, with your new goal for the day seeming to be to rehydrate and gain back enough energy to make it through the longer summer days. Don’t let the summer heat ruin your goals. Whether you’re tackling your to-do list or working out, choose milk to succeed.  

Research shows that milk is one of the best beverages for hydration, even better than water or sports drinks. The natural electrolytes, carbohydrates, and high-quality protein in milk make it a winner when it comes to rehydration. This combination may make milk more effective than water or sports drinks at maintaining normal hydration status after exercise. 

So how can you make the most of your milk? 

Dragon Fruit Superfood Smoothie

Milk keeps you hydrated longer than water and sports drinks. Choose milk in the hours before working out or whatever else you need to tackle. For an on-the-go drink, make a smoothie made with real milk. This Dragon Fruit Superfood Smoothie combines milk with Greek yogurt, dragon fruit, and dark cherries. 

Once you conquer your plans, recover with milk. There is a reason chocolate milk is passed out at the end of a race, and it’s not just for its nostalgic flavor. Both white and chocolate milk offer electrolytes to help you stay hydrated. For use after workouts, chocolate milk is known as nature’s recovery drink. Choose chocolate milk for extra carbohydrates to help replenish energy stores after longer races or intense exercise. 

When the summer heat seemingly saps your energy, don’t let it hinder your goals. Instead, remember how milk’s natural electrolytes, carbohydrates, and high-performance protein are hard to match. Choose affordable, accessible milk after your summer workout to help you stay hydrated longer. 

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