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Thursday, May 5, 2011

Milk, it Does the Body Good?

A post, as read from Good Housekeeping, April 2011, the latest legends- and the truth.

Milk Myths: 1) Whole milk has more calcium than fat-free. Actually, the opposite is true. A cup of whole milk has slightly less(276mg) than fat-free(299mg). But what you'll see on the label for either type is that a duo delivers 30 percent of your daily value for calcium, which is based in a rounded-off figure of 300mg.

2) Raw milk is better for you than pasteurized. Devotees credit raw milk with curing schema, IBS, and many other ills. Buy science is lacking, and unless you want to risk food poisoning, the FDA says, buy milk that has undergone pasteurization, which kills harmful bacteria while leaving nutrients intact.

3) Regular milk has the most vitamin D. Nope, the FDA limits the amount of D that can be added to cow's milk to 100 II per cup, so it provides less of your Daily value(25 percent) than soy milk(30 percent), which doesn't fall under the same regulations. But both are still excellent sources of the vitamin.

4) Almond milk is a good substitute for cow's milk. Not when it comes to protein. A cup of milk has 8 grams-more than a large hard-boiled egg- while almond milk has just 1 gram of this hunger-buster. Nuts ate high in protein, but the fitly ingredient in almond milk is filtered water, not almonds.

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