National Chocolate Milkshake Day: Is it good for you?

National Chocolate Milkshake Day: Is it good for you?

National Chocolate Milkshake Day is marked on September 12 to celebrate the rich-creamy dessert food.

It is typically made with ice cream, milk cocoa and sugar.

It is often promoted as a great way to recover from a workout and helpful in increasing calcium and vitamin D intake among children.

However, some people question if the high sugar content of chocolate milk overshadows its nutritional value.

Besides calcium, chocolate milk contains smaller amounts of zinc, magnesium and vitamins A, B1, B6 and B12.

If consumed in high quantities, it can increase the risk of certain conditions, such as heart disease and certain cancers.

High in calories and added sugar, chocolate milkshakes should be consumed in moderation.

It is advised to monitor the intake of chocolate milkshakes in children to avoid health problems.