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Gatorade has a reputation for being a thirst-quenching electrolyte boost. Athletes from peewee baseball to the NFL always seem to have a Gatorade bottle in their hand. Chocolate milk on the other hand, seems to be overcoming its reputation for being fattening and high in calories; it's now being touted as a superior athletic recovery drink. Which one is better after a workout: Chocolate milk or Gatorade? 

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Chocolate milk has come a long way from your regular lunch tray milk carton. Researchers now credit chocolate milk as being a perfect recovery drink after tough workouts. Greatist.com reports that a post-workout chocolate milk leads to: "Improved performance, quicker exercise adaptation and better body composition. According to researchers: 

Compared to plain milk, water, and most sports drinks, low-fat chocolate milk packs double the carbs and protein. The 4:1 ratio of carbs to protein is ideal for replenishing tired muscles.

Plus, who wouldn't want a little chocolatey indulgence after a taxing workout? 

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Gatorade is a classic when it comes to sports recovery. There's a reason professional athletes dump Gatorade on their coaches after a victory: it's what they drink on the field! 

According to Livestrong's, Jonathan Croswell: 

Gatorade, much like other sports drinks, has nutrients that water does not provide to the body...drinking Gatorade after long workouts can have a beneficial impact on your body.
...drinking Gatorade after a workout helps to boost carbohydrates and blood sugar levels in your body. It also replaces fluids lost while sweating. Electrolytes, which help regulate your body's pH balance, are also provided through sports drinks.

Gatorade is the classic athletes' drink.

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Chocolate milk or Gatorade: Which is the better recovery drink?
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