Post by rovingreporter on Nov 23, 2015 23:08:59 GMT
Article printed in Lancaster Farming Periodical 11-21-2015
College Park, Md - The magic formula for the ultimate sports recorvery drink starts with cows, runs through the University of Maryland, and ends with capitalism. Two concerned parents figured it out. Richard Doak and Kurt Williams stood behind a fence at a high school football game in the mountains of western Maryland and wondered why kids were getting injured more often. If it wasn't their training, they thought, then it had to be their nutrition.
According to the article, the two parents conducted research, created a solution, and then started a company. What they discovered with their research surprised them. They discovered that the freshest milk legally possible, from the best cows, provided more of what athletes' bodies need than any artificial commercial drink. 20 grams of protein, ( as much as whey drinks) along with a special kind of protein that remains available for hours after drinking; electrolytes; and calcium and vitamin D for strong bones. They added natural cane sugar and cocoa to make it tasty for kids and to restore glycogen to muscles.
They named the drink they developed Fifth Quarter Fresh, a fat-free, high-protein, high electrolyte, high-calcium chocolate milk.
I have two containers of a similar chocolate milk in my refrigerator. The Tour de France bicycle race was sponsored in part by chocolate milk and told about the benefits in their commercials. I'm glad to hear that some solid research has shown the claims to be valid.