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"Tests at Loughborough University's school of sport showed that milk keeps the body rehydrated four times longer than either water or Powerade, a sports drink made by Coca-Cola. Physiologist Susan Shirreffs said milk is rich in sodium, potassium and other vital salts lost in large quantities through sweat.
In addition, the combination of sugar, fat and protein found in milk means it is removed from the body less slowly than other drinks. Dr Shirreffs looked at how well different drinks rehydrated a group of young men and women in their early 20s after they had trained on exercise bikes in a hot room."So then, should we swap our water bottles for milk bottles?