Milk Nutrition

Milk isn’t just milk anymore. When we were kids, milk was simple; and it always came from a cow. But today a dizzying array of milk choices are available. Some aren’t actually milk at all. Some options cater to the lactose intolerant while some cater to personal dietary preferences. Many of the nondairy alternatives do have a similar taste to milk, so it does not seem that much different at all. Cow’s milk has the most calcium and almost double the protein of any other type of milk. Soy milk is rich in protein and calcium and has no saturated fat. Soy products can inhibit protein and mineral absorption, offsetting its health benefits. Organic milk is produced without growth hormones, antibiotics, pesticides, or synthetic fertilizers, but costs almost double and the health benefits are not significantly healthier than typical milk. Whatever milk you choose, just make sure you’re getting your recommended daily amount.