Milk can give us healthy teeth and bones but did you know it is also used for post-exercise recovery? A international conference hosted by The Dairy Council in London focussed on case studies of international athletes to demonstrate milk's appeal.
Dr Michael Saunders of James Maddison University, Virginia, USA, informed the conference of the role that flavoured milk can play in post-training recovery, calling it a “unique beverage.”
Dr Tom Hill of Newcastle University spoke about the training regime of Olympian Liam Phillips, champion BMX racer and face of The Dairy Council’s “Milk in Action” campaign. e has held 10 consecutive British Championship titles, and is focusing on qualifying for London 2012.
Dietician Jeanette Crosland spoke about applying the science on milk and sport to the diets of disabled athletes.
Dr Judith Bryans, Director of The Dairy Council, said: “The speakers at the conference underlined the growing body of scientific research which is highlighting the potential nutritional benefits of milk as a sports drink, particularly in post-exercise recovery, which further adds to the known benefits of dairy consumption as part of a healthy lifestyle.”