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Nutrients in Chocolate Milk

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White and chocolate milk both contain a unique combination of 16 nutrients, including bone-building calcium and vitamin D.

Chocolate milk’s appealing taste, wide availability and excellent nutritional profile make it a good choice over less nutritious sweet drinks such as soft drinks and fruit drinks.

Enjoying some chocolate milk and other flavoured milk, as part of a healthy diet, can help all members of the family meet their Canada’s Food Guide recommendations for Milk and Alternatives.

Here’s a list of nutrients found in chocolate milk and what they can do, if you get enough:

Protein: Helps build and repair body tissues, including bones and muscles, and builds antibodies that fight infection.

Vitamin A: Aids bone and tooth development. Also aids in the maintenance of night vision and healthy skin.

Vitamin B12: Aids in red blood cell formation.

Vitamin B6: A factor in energy metabolism and tissue formation, including bones.

Riboflavin: A factor in energy metabolism and tissue formation.

Niacin: Aids in normal growth. A factor in energy metabolism and tissue formation, including bones.

Thiamine: Releases energy from carbohydrate and aids normal growth.

Pantothenic Acid: A factor in energy metabolism and tissue formation, including bones.

Folate: Also known as folic acid and folacin, aids in red blood cell formation.

Vitamin D: Enhances calcium and phosphorus absorption, on which strong bones and teeth depend.

Calcium: Aids in the formation and maintenance of strong bones and healthy teeth.

Magnesium: A factor in the health of bones and teeth, energy metabolism and tissue formation.

Phosphorus: A factor in the formation and maintenance of strong bones and healthy teeth.

Potassium: Aids in the correct functioning of nerves and muscles.

Zinc: A factor in tissue formation, including bones, and energy metabolism.

Selenium: An antioxidant involved in the formation of protein.


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