Okay, drown might be a strong word but you get my point. It is time for bodybuilders to stop believing all the rumors about milk and just dive in to it. It is extremely beneficial and should not be discarded just because it contains more fat than one would expect. Before you start to give up on milk, take a look at the amazing stuff in milk. Have you heard of low fat? Unless you have an excuse, you should be able to make an informed decision about whether you want to drink milk.
First, milk is rich in protein. This is what gives you those big muscles. Whey and casein are two of the most popular protein supplements on the market. Whey is very popular, especially because it has the highest BV. It is also a great way to build lean muscle. The question is, why would you use supplements when you can have fresh milk? Personally, I find milk refreshing. I would choose a chilled glass of milk over a beer any day. It also has to do with the fact alcohol and bodybuilding don’t go hand in hand on the prairie.
Second, milk is an excellent source of calcium. We can see how vital calcium is just by the fact that it is the most abundant mineral within the body. Calcium is particularly important for bodybuilders as it is involved in muscle contraction. Calcium also maintains high bone density, which means they won’t crack when you lift heavy weights. Calcium actually increases the body’s ability to burn fat.
Vitamin A and D supplements are not necessary when there is plenty of them in milk. Vitamin supplements can be dangerous, especially when you consider that they are fat-soluble. You can become toxic if you take too many vitamin supplements.
Your body must be well hydrated all the time. If you’ve never experienced constipation, dehydration is something you shouldn’t do. Juices are more likely to contain simple sugar, which can be easily converted into fat. Milk has a distinct advantage over juices. The milk has a lot water, so it is a great alternative to the many gallons you need daily. Alternate your water intake with milk.
Be aware of the fat content in dairy products you consume. You can’t live without cheese if you don’t have the stomach for it. You should not consume yoghurt with artificial flavors, but you can have some vanilla-flavored yogurt once in a while.