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Here are the facts:
Myth #1: All “Milks” are the Same
Myth #2 Milk is loaded with….. (more…)
You may have read about a recent study that found that children who are still drinking their milk from a bottle at age 2 have higher obesity rates. I wonder what the association is with this finding, and if the bottle is more comforting than using a sippy cup? No matter what the association is, there are few things to remember.
Are you worried that you might have lactose intolerance, sensitivity or that you’re not getting enough calcium. If you’re like most Americans, you may not be getting enough calcium or Vitamin D in your diet for a variety of reasons, one of which might be that dairy causes stomach upset. If you’re like 25-30% of the population, you may have some sensitivities to lactose and have been avoiding it.
Symptoms of Lactose Intolerance
If you find that drinking a glass of milk causes bloating, diarrhea or gas, you may have a lactose intolerance or sensitivity and not be able to tolerate a full glass of milk. However, while milk has a lot of lactose, cheese and yogurt have less while still providing the protein and calcium your bones need to be healthy. (more…)