When most people think of dairy foods, they think of building strong bones. However, there are many nutrients in dairy foods that help support exercise recovery, such as protein for muscle repair and rebuilding, carbohydrates (in the form of lactose) for replenishment of glycogen stores, and fluids and electrolytes for restoring hydration. Plus, current research suggests that dairy foods and dairy protein ingredients (like casein and whey) can help improve body composition, strength, aerobic fitness and exercise performance.
What’s the story on complete and incomplete proteins? Do I need to combine plant proteins to get enough? These are important questions, given our current obsession with protein, and the answer may surprise you. In short, thinking about protein as complete or incomplete is an idea that many nutrition scientists believe we should do away with.
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