Dairy’s Role in Sports Nutrition

From bone building to muscle strengthening, the nutrients found in milk provide a variety of positive health benefits. Fluid and electrolytes replenish what is lost in sweat to rehydrate the body, the carbohydrates in milk help to refuel energy, and protein works to repair and build muscle. 
 
Science supports the many health benefits dairy foods provide for the active individual. Research shows milk, flavored or unflavored, to be an effective post-exercise beverage for endurance or resistance activities.  Research also supports the role whey protein, the naturally occurring protein in milk, plays in improving body composition and managing a healthy weight.

How Whey Protein Can Benefit Older Adults

A new study has revealed whey protein can be a practical, cost-effective solution to partially reduce the negative effects of bedrest on body composition and improve the recovery of muscle strength among older adults.

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