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Top 4 – reasons chocolate milk is a boxer’s best friend

Nutritionist Robert Seaborne looks at milk and chocolate milk in particular and provides four main benefits a fighter can derive from this dairy treat

3. Carbohydrates

FOLLOWING a weigh-in, ‘carb-loading’ is vitally important to make sure a boxer enters the ring with as much stored energy as possible. Chocolate milk contains over 60g of carbohydrate in every 500ml. All of the carbs in chocolate milk are high-GI, which means they are rapidly digested and stored in the body – the winning combination following a weigh-in!

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Robert Seaborne BSc (Hons), MS

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