Milo: Uses, Ingredients, Nutritional Information, Benefits, Side Effects & Calories. Milo nutritional facts.

Milo chocolate drink is probably the most talked about, the most patronized and the most advertised beverage drink in Nigeria right now. Milo drink is very sweet compared to bournvita so it is very popular among children (you know children like anything sweet)….but what is the composition of Milo? does Milo have any benefits and side effects? how much calories is in a spoon of Milo? You want to know all these? Continue reading… In this article, is going to look into the nutritional facts of Milo drink.

Milo ingredients List

What is Milo made of? Though taste may differ from country to country, the in ingredients or composition of Milo remains the same. Cocoa is the main and the most constant ingredient of Milo drink. Milo is made up of the following:

1. Malt barley

2. Cocoa

3. Sugar

4. Milk

Milo Nutritional information and facts

The standard Milo drink consists of four main ingredients: malted barley, milk powder, sugar and cocoa. It contains 1,680 kJ (402 calories) in every 100 g of the powder, mostly from carbohydrates. Carbohydrates gives energy to the body, which is the basis of Milo being marketed and advertised as an energy drink. Most of the carbohydrate content is sugar. The New Nigeria version of Milo is 49 per cent sugar.

Milo dissolved in water has a Glycemic Index (GI) of 55, lower than Coca-Cola’s GI of 63. However, milk has a much lower GI of 30 to 33, so mixing Milo into a mug of milk yields an overall GI closer to 33. With the glycemic index of 55, Milo is not really good for diabetics because it may raise their sugar level.

Milo benefits and side effects
Milo benefits and side effects

Milo is high in calcium, iron and the vitamins B1, B2, B6, B12. Milo is advertised as containing “Actigen-E”, but this is just Nestlé’s trademarked name for the vitamins in the Milo recipe. It also contains some theobromine, a xanthine alkaloid similar to caffeine, which is present in cocoa, a major recipe for making Milo. Just like caffeine, theobromine can keep you awake and alert.

Uses and Health benefits of milo chocolate drink

👉Milo drink is contains fluid and electrolytes needed for hydration

👉Milo is a rich protein source for muscle repair

👉Milo is very rich in carbohydrate…a class of food source necessary to replenish energy stores.

👉Chocolate in the Milo boosts the carbohydrate supplied to your muscles and liver

👉Milo is a low cost energy and vitamin replenishing option

👉Quick source of energy, vitamins and minerals.

👉For some athletes, Milo is a easy and a rich source of replenishing used up energy

👉Replenishes necessary vitamins

👉Milo tastes great and kids typically love to drink chocolate milk

👉Milo is rich in calcium, a mineral essential for the development of strong bones and teeth.

👉in case of hypoglycemia (low blood sugar), Milo is a good source of replenishing or correcting low blood glucose.

👉Milo is contains all the 6 classes of food and it is therefore a good addition for children and children’s meal plan.

👉Milo is good for pregnant women and for persons recovering for illness.

👉depend on how you take it, Milo drink is good for both weight gain and weight loss.

👉There are some benefits in taking Milo before bed… It is soothing.

👉Milo is good for babies and kids

👉Milo is good for adults

👉Milo is good for breakfast

👉Milo is good for high blood pressure patients… But it is not a cure please.

Side effects of milo

👉Milo is not good for diabetics because of its high Glycemic index (55)…milo drink can raise the blood glucose of a diabetic.

👉Some persons have complained that Milo is fattening and makes them gain excess weight.

👉Milo can have caffeine like properties… Caffeine is not good for ulcer patients.

👉diarrhoea, abdominal cramps and vomiting are very rare side effects of Milo drink but it is possible in some persons.

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