It's been known for many years that carbohydrate and protein together is an effective source of recovery when consumed after a workout, although there is evidence that it can be helpful before as well. You'll be interested to know that milk, and particularly chocolate milk, is a great recovery beverage.
As for a pre-workout meal, the problem with milk for many people is that it can cause gas, as do many dairy products. For this reason some people need something as bland as a bagel, and sometimes with a little peanut butter.
Yogurt would work as well as milk, although choose a brand that doesn't add a lot of extra sugar. Extra sugar(s) will cause a steep rise in insulin levels, which can lead to low blood sugar afterward. And artificial sweeteners will cause as much of an insulin response as sugar-sweetened yogurt,and in some cases, even more, because your body senses artificial sweeteners as much sweeter than sugar.
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