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Is adding chocolate to milk a good way to entice children to drink milk?

Though the chocolate flavoring is often an enticement, it is unsound from a nutritional standpoint. The oxalic acid in chocolate inhibits the digestive system's ability to absorb the calcium in chocolate milk. The oxalic acid chemically reacts with the calcium, producing a new compound, calcium oxalate. The intestines cannot absorb this calcium oxalate because it is insoluble. This loss of the essential mineral calcium is nutritionally detrimental, especially for growing children.

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