Everyone is always asking what they should eat or drink after working out. The truth is that there is not one single food or drink that is best to consume post workout. Basically, after working out we all need to replenish lost gylcogen, which means you're going to need protein and carbs, so it's good to eat something with a good balance of the two. Oh and obviously try to aim for something low-fat as well.
A good quick and easy bet is skim milk. Skim milk is known for its protein, but it also has carbs. One cup of skim milk has 8.7 grams of protein and 12.3 grams of carbs and it's only 91 calories. Making it a great choice.
Fit's Tip: If you're hungry then you may want to eat something a little more substantial like some nonfat cottage cheese with crackers, but if you're just looking to get replenished skim milk should do the trick.
New reports are telling tales of greener pastures filled with herds of cows producing skimmed milk.
Right now the process of getting skim (or non-fat) milk involves removing fat from the milk. Many feel this leaves an unsatisfactory taste and lots of fatty waste. Scientists in New Zealand have discovered that some cows have genes that give them a natural ability to produce skimmed milk and plan to use this information to breed herds of milkers producing only skimmed milk. The approach may also be used to breed cows that still produce full-fat milk but with only the good fats (unsaturated fats), which could bring full-fat milk back into the spotlight. I'm not a big butter user, but they also want to use special cows to produce butter that spreads right out of the refrigerator.
Unfortunately a commercial herd on skim milk cows is not expected until about 2011 so until then, if you're a milk drinker, it's back to regular old milk from regular old cows.