A growing body of research suggests there may be benefits to drinking whole milk, too, so whether you prefer whole, lowfat or fat free milk, all milk can fit into a nutritious and balanced diet. Here are six things about milk that may surprise you.
The Surprising Benefits of Milk
6 things you may not know
(Family Features) Ninety-six percent of Americans have milk in their refrigerators, and for good reason – it’s one of the most naturally nutrient-rich beverages available. The 2015-2020 Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend three daily servings of lowfat or fat free milk or milk products as part of a balanced diet. They also focus on the variety of ways to follow a healthy eating plan to help you enjoy the foods you love while still getting nutrients you need.
The good news for whole milk fans is that it has the same nine essential nutrients as lowfat and fat free milk, and a growing body of research suggests there may be benefits to drinking whole milk too. So whether you prefer whole, lowfat or fat free milk, all milk can fit into a nutritious and balanced diet.
Here are six things about milk that may surprise you:
So, no matter which type of dairy milk you choose, from whole to lowfat, know that you are selecting a safe, wholesome and naturally nutrient-rich food. With nine essential nutrients, including high-quality protein, milk is actually the top food source for three out of the four nutrients most Americans fall short on – calcium, potassium and vitamin D. Learn more at milklife.com.
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