Is Chocolate Milk Healthy?

Chocolate Milk Diet

Like unsweetened, unflavored milk, chocolate milk comes in full (3.5% fat by weight), 2%, 1%, and skim. (Single-serve chocolate milk is usually 1%.)

Milk Health Benefits

Adult chocolate milk health studies are few. Research on milk's basic ingredient—not chocolate milk—is mixed.

Calcium Rich

Dairy products contribute crucial nutrients to our diets. Calcium in milk strengthens bones and teeth. Calcium keeps bones strong.


Vitamin D-fortified milk is a good source. Vitamin D and calcium strengthen bones.


Reduces Disease Risk

Milk intake was linked to health outcomes in a 2021 Nutrition & Metabolism review of 41 research. Researchers showed that having 1 cup of milk daily reduced risk.

Protect Brain Health

It erodes memory and thought. Quercetin, a flavonoid, has been widely investigated for its antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties, which help prevent AD.

Post-Workout Chocolate Milk

Chocolate milk has been promoted as a post-workout recovery drink.

Chocolate Milk's Benefits

This study is intriguing, but it examined several different beverages, including ones that aren't suggested for recovery.

Chocolate Milk Substitutes

Most supermarkets sell chocolate milk. It's not the sole option, and those with milk allergies, lactose intolerance, and veganism can't have it.

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