If you’re planning on losing weight, you may not have considered the health of your skeleton – but it is vital to keep your bones healthy and strong.
Your bones are made of a fibrous scaffold upon which your body deposits calcium and magnesium phosphate crystals. Over your life the deposits are regularly replenished with the help of hormones, vitamins and minerals, so when losing weight, it’s very important that you replenish these important vitamins and minerals through food and not cut them out of your diet altogether.
Milk is of course important for bone health as they are a rich source of calcium and lactose. The lactose contained in milk assists calcium absorption and is a great way to improve the quality, strength and health of your bones.
Chocolate milk however is not a good source of calcium because chocolate contains calcium-binding oxalates and can interfere with calcium absorption.
So don’t forget your bones when you are trying to lose weight!