I've heard that dairy foods, such as milk, cheese and yogurt do not help reduce the risk of osteoporosis - is that true?
No, in fact the opposite is true. Good health starts with dairy. Eat more low fat dairy foods to better manage your weight and reduce your risk for osteoporosis, as well as high blood pressure, and certain cancers.
Isn't it true that if you're lactose intolerant, you should avoid dairy foods?
No, being diagnosed with lactose maldigestion does not mean you will experience intolerance symptoms after eating usual amounts of dairy foods.
I’ve been told dairy foods, such as milk; cheese and yogurt weren't really a good source of calcium because they're also high in protein, which make them bad for bones.
Not true at all. Protein is important for bone health just like calcium, vitamin D and other nutrients. Too much protein is only a problem for people with very low calcium intakes. The balance of calcium and protein in dairy foods is just right for building strong bones.
Is soda higher in sugar than chocolate milk?
Yes – soda has nearly twice the sugar as chocolate milk. Flavored milks do add about 60more calories than regular milk.
I've recently heard some negative news about milk that contradicts some of the positive news I've heard - how do I know what to believe?
Consider the source when evaluating conflicting misinformation. Rely on medical and nutrition information from trained health professionals and reputable organizations, not from animal rights groups or self-proclaimed nutrition experts. Check out our list of industry websites for trusted sources.
Aren’t a lot of newborns allergic to milk?
2-5% of infants are allergic to the protein in cow’s milk – most infants outgrow this allergy.
Does milk upset babies who may have colic?
The cause of colic is still unknown, but most infants may experience colic, as the only symptom of a food protein allergy. However, a cow’s milk allergy is unlikely to be a cause of colic.
(National Dairy Council)
(American Medical Association)