I have heard contradicting theories on dairy products. An ex D1 college football player (and now personal trainer) once told me that chocolate milk was a perfect post workout recovery drink, and even said that a number of D1 football programs give their players chocolate milk after workouts. This seems stupid to me based on some other things I have heard about milk. For one, Casein is the slowest digesting protein, wouldn't I want a fast digesting protein like whey right after I workout? Not to mention casein protein has been known to slow the digestion and absorption of anything else in your system.
Basically my question is, is dairy good or bad for you? Is there a right time to have dairy, or should I try to cut it out of my diet all together?