Dairy’s Role in Sports Nutrition

From bone building to muscle strengthening, the nutrients in milk provide a variety of positive health benefits. The carbohydrates in milk help to refuel energy, protein works to repair and build muscle, and fluid and electrolytes replenish what is lost in sweat to rehydrate the body. 
Low-fat and fat-free milk, flavored or unflavored, offer a more nutrient-rich alternative to traditional sports drinks. 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.

  • Protein: For Young Adults

    Protein is an important building block of bones and muscles

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  • Protein: For Active Older Adults

    Choose milk to ensure you get enough protein to stay active and energized

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  • Protein: For Cost Conscious Consumers

    Choose milk for a cost-effective protein

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  • Protein: For High School Athletes

    Use the protein in milk to enhance your performance

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  • 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 bed rest on body composition and improve the recovery of muscle strength among older adults

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  • Ask Dr. Dairy: Can Dairy Foods Help Manage Weight?

    Research shows that eating a higher-protein diet can help you manage your weight and feel full

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