Chocolate milk provides important nutrients — such as calcium, protein, and vitamin D — which may benefit health. However, it's high in calories and added sugar, which can contribute to weight gain and may increase your risk of certain chronic diseases.
Chocolate also contains tryptophan, which stimulates serotonin and melatonin. And serotonin and melatonin are believed to help sleep.
Although chocolate does contain some caffeine, there probably isn't enough to give you superhuman energy or keep you awake at night. Milk chocolate and white chocolate contain even less caffeine to the point where it is highly unlikely to affect your ability to sleep.
May promote healthy sleep cycles Certain compounds in milk — specifically tryptophan and melatonin — may help you fall asleep. Tryptophan is an amino acid found in a variety of protein-containing foods. It plays an important role in the production of the neurotransmitter known as serotonin ( 6 ).
Milk and other dairy products contain an amino acid (which help induce sleep) known as tryptophan. Milk also contains melatonin, a hormone that regulates the sleep-wake cycle. If you're stressed and can't seem to get your zzz's, a full glass of milk might be the trick to keeping that 8 hour sleep routine.
Science Says it's ok! According to science, consuming a large number of calories every once in a while is not that bad for you. Researchers from the University of Bath recently conducted a study on overindulging and found there are no health problems associated with overeating.
While it is suggested cornstarch shouldn't be consumed raw, it is perfectly safe to eat once cooked. Cornstarch is generally edible in small quantities and in some cases can be used to maintain blood sugar levels for those with Type 2 diabetes and hypoglycemia.
Cornstarch is high in calories and carbs but low in essential nutrients. It may also increase blood sugar levels and harm heart health.