Milk Does a Body Good - The difference between 1% and 2% Milk
Some highlights from a very important article about milk
Skim milk might be missing some important chemicals. Completely fat free milk may lack some important biochemicals that help your body absorb other nutrients in milk.
Fat in milk isn't linked to heart disease. The old studies have all been discredited. Most current studies show no correlation between saturated fats in milk to cardiovascular disease!
Raw milk could be either incredible or incredibly dangerous. Verdict is still out. But milk can be homogenized (more information about homogenized milk and types of homogenization) or raw. Either way, it's being offered and supplied by many vendors http://milkandeggs.com/collections/milk.
The calcium content in alternative milks is misleading. Data from the NDC concedes that alternative milks like soy, almond, and coconut often pack more calcium than traditional cow's milk, but the bioavailability of those nutrients is usually significantly lower. This means your body has a hard time absorbing them, which cancels out the benefits of higher concentrations.
Rice, coconut, and almond milk won't deliver protein. Only cow and soy milk come in at 8% of your daily protein intake. The rest have nothing.
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