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Benefits of Dairy for Cyclists

Does milk—and its product spin-offs—really do a body good? Absolutely, if you know what and how much to consume. —Liz Applegate, PhD.
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Dairy makes a good diet better when combined with other nutritious foods—milk added to whole-grain breakfast cereal, yogurt mixed with fresh fruit and nuts, kefir blended into pancake batter, or Greek-style yogurt stirred into soup. One cup of dairy contains 30 percent of your daily calcium and vitamin D needs, 25 percent of the daily value of riboflavin (a vitamin essential for the growth and repair of body tissues), and more than 10 percent of your daily potassium requirement.

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Contrary to 100 years of successful advertising from the Dairy Council (and conssequently misguided advice by Registered Dieticians) in this country, Dairy products are extremely acidic and this requires calcium to be leeched from our bones to counter the acidity in order to maintain proper body pH. More milk equals more osteoporosis and bone breaks. Leafy greens and nuts are a much better source of calcium and protein than dairy. In addition, dairy compromises the immune system by requiring t-lymphocytes to gather in the intestine to neutralize the bacteria from the sugars in and mucous that dairy produces. This reduces athletes' ability to recover from strenuous muscle-building activity. Eat your leafy greens! Nuts, seeds, beans and non-dairy yogurts (coconut, almond, etc). Oh, and cocoa (Chocolate) has long been known to be an antioxidant and energy source, but I wouldn't mix it with dairy for best results.
I really don't care what the 'experts' have to say about the subject. Milk is just plain good. I'll continue to have yogurt with my berries, cheese on my crackers, and milk with my cookies. Thank you, God, for cows.
There have been numerous studies done that show milk, especially chocolate milk is beneficial in rebuilding muscle after a workout. Whether is be lifting weights or riding your bike, milk is beneficial in delivering much need protein to help rebuild muscle. You can go to google scholar and search "chocolate milk post workout" to find numerous articles that support these claims.
You're going to make bold claims like this and not even link to any real evidence? Can't even link to the one study you mention? And sorry, but the reasons given are just lame. This kind of misguided and unsupported nutrition advice does more harm than good.