Happy National Chocolate Milk Day Everyone!
Chocolate milk is of my most favorite foods. Ever! Since I can remember I recall chugging down glass after glass of chocolate milk with my brother and sisters. Craving sweets? Drink a glass of chocolate milk. With 9 essential nutrients and 8 grams of protein per glass it will fill you up not out.
3 More Reasons Why I Love Chocolate Milk
Flavored & Chocolate Milk Help Kids Get Their Nutrition and Maintain a Healthy Weight.
Studies have shown that kids who drink flavored milk meet more of their nutrient needs; do not consume more added sugar, fat or calories; and are not heavier than non-milk drinkers. Low fat chocolate milk is the most popular milk choice in schools. Did you know kids drink less milk (and get fewer nutrients) if it’s taken away?
Researchers studied more than 46,000 children and found kids who consumed the most milk and dairy products were 38% less likely to be overweight or obese compared to children who ate the least. And, with each extra daily serving of milk and milk products, children had a 13% lower chance of being overweight or obese. Those are big statistics.
Chocolate Milk is a Great Workout Recovery Drink.
Compared to plain milk, water, or most sports drinks, it has double the carbohydrate and protein content, perfect for replenishing athlete’s tired muscles. Chocolate milk’s high water content replaces fluids lost as sweat, preventing dehydration. It has a nutritional bonus of calcium with just a little sodium and sugar — nutrition that helps recovering athletes retain water and regain energy. Calcium is often lacking in an athlete’s diet. Bonus!
Chocolate milk is high in calcium.
Milk is the number one food source of calcium (and vitamin D) in the American diet (based on what people are actually eating) in both adults and children. Milk provides 300 milligrams per 8 ounce serving. Calcium absorption from milk is higher than from some non-dairy foods that contain smaller amounts of calcium. For example, only 5 percent of the calcium in spinach is absorbed and usable by the body, while 28 percent of the calcium in milk is absorbed.
Don’t wait for the next State Fair, next time you go grocery shopping, grab some chocolate milk. Your body will thank you! What are your chocolate milk habits? We can’t wait to hear