Did you check what goes inside the cup of chocolate milk your child just had?!!

For example a typical chocolate syrup that goes into making a glass of chocolate milk contains HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP; WATER; COCOA; SUGAR; POTASSIUM SORBATE (PRESERVATIVE); SALT; MONO AND DIGLYCERIDES ; XANTHUM GUM; POLY SORBATE ; VANILLA ; ARTIFICIAL FLAVOR

Pick up a box of unsweetened cocoa powder and read the label:
It should say: 100% Cocoa powder (derived from Cacao beans)

All you need to do is mix cocoa powder (preferably organic raw cacao powder) in 3 tbsp of hot water for it to dissolve before putting it in a glass of milk. Add raw sugar or stevia for sweetness if desired.

One extra step can shield your kid from all the all the harmful chemicals that she is just going to consume with the unhealthy chocolate milk and provide her with the antioxidant boost of cacao powder.cacao powder

Tip: The no brainer solution to reading your food labels is to look for products with the least number of ingredients instead of a bunch of additives.

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Niti Shah

Niti Shah

Niti is a health detective who will treat you and not just your symptoms. Her approach is mirrored in the practice name- Back2Basics- treat the root cause and symptoms will disappear. Her mission is to create health and reverse disease by using both undo and redo buttons of functional medicine. Since we are drowning in information, her goal is to not overload you but rather synthesize and give you practical strategies to attain exceptional outcomes. She will meet you where you are in your health and wellness spectrum and guide you further.

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