A recent study and article published actually claims that milk is better at hydrating a person than water. Clearly the dairy industry is not selling enough milk. I would not be surprised if the study and article was commissioned and funded by the dairy industry to try and help sluggish sales.
They might be right in saying that plain old H20 isn’t the most hydrating beverage around, but it does a pretty good job at hydrating us and most people don’t need anything better than that.
If you are an athlete doing some extreme activity, you may want to reach for something else to assist in the hydration process. Otherwise, you’re just wasting your money.
Apparently beverages with a little bit of sugar, fat or protein do an even better job of keeping us hydrated for longer. Rather than purchase sports drinks, taking some plain old H20, along with some sugar and salt will actually do the trick.
Milk is not a thirst quencher, milk actually contains only about 78% water, the rest is food meant for babies.
You might also note that numerous websites have all written similar articles that milk is a super hydrating liquid, the date these articles were published were all on the same days between 26/09/2019 and 27/09/2019.
This would usually indicate that they are paid articles or a paid study. What other reason would multiple sites start flooding the internet with crap about milk the super hydrating liquid?
Stick to water, your body will thank you, especially after a gym workout.
Chet Carter is an IT Professional of 22 years, but has worked with a range of businesses giving him in-depth understanding of many different industries. Chet Carter is a business owner but shares his knowledge and experience through posts like these.