Olympic swimmer Jessica Hardy was chugging chocolate milk to help her recover from the semifinals of the women's 50-meter freestyle last week.
"Chocolate milk is as good as it gets," Hardy told The Los Angeles Times.
Hardy, who qualified and withdrew from the Olympics four years ago after testing postitive for a banned substance, doesn't drink energy drinks. She told The Times she convinced arbitrators that a contaminated supplement in an energy drink was to blame.
She's not the only swimmer to rely on chocolate milk for post-game rejuvenation. Nathan Adrian, the gold medalist in the men's 100-meter freestyle, was one of several U.S. swimmers selected in March for an advertising campaign to pitch low-fat chocolate milk as the "Official Refuel Beverage of USA Swimming."
Chocolate milk has double the carbohydrate and protein content of water and energy drinks like Gatorade and Powerade—just the thing for tired muscles, according to a news clip from the American Farm Bureau Federation.