New Study Says Chocolate Milk Is Heart-Healthy

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Does your child prefer sweet chocolate milk to standard white cow juice? Do you oblige, then freak out in a panic because you're letting your child ingest the sugary goodness in an effort to ensure he at least gets some of the vitamin D- and calcium-rich drink? 

Relax. A new study out of Spain suggests that low-fat or skim chocolate milk has similar heart health benefits to wine. Cheers! Bottoms up! Make my tot's a double!


Like a goblet of red, a sippy cup of chocolate milk contains antioxidants that work to prevent heart disease by increasing levels of "good" cholesterol and protecting against artery damage. Increased blood flow, less platelet stickiness and clotting, and less bad cholesterol are also among the benefits of slurping down a cup of chocolate milk. Here's to many brown milk mustaches!

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