Chocolate milk has a good blend of carbohydrates and protein that can help athletes recover after strenuous workouts. A study found that low-fat chocolate milk was more or as effective than Gatorade or Endurox R4 in helping athletes exercise longer.
The consumption of food with probiotics -- helpful bacterial strains that aid in preventing various conditions such as asthma and eczema -- is on the rise, prompting CPG companies such as Kraft Foods, Dannon and Kashi to incorporate the microbes in their products. Some food experts said more research is needed to validate the widespread use of such bacteria.
China-based American Dairy has named Jonathan H. Chou as its new financial chief. Chou comes from Honeywell International. Current CFO Roger Liu is moving into the role of vice chairman of American Dairy's board.
Omega Farms has launched a line of dairy products with omega-3 fatty acids. Products include milk, cheese, yogurt and orange juice. Scientists have found that omega-3s are capable of reducing serum cholesterol levels.