The dairy debate: What really does a body good? – Metro
Whole, 2 percent, 1 percent, fat-free, soy, rice, almond, coconut, hemp, and let’s not forget goat’s! Store shelves are lined with more milks of varying sources than ever before. So, which is the healthiest? Keri Gans R.D., the author of “The Small Change Diet,” stands behind standard reduced-fat cow’s milk.
“Milk is still an important component of a healthy diet,” she says. “Cow’s milk has protein, calcium and vitamin D. It’s important.”
But if cow’s milk isn’t your thing, there are a slew of options now available.
New York-based Rachel Begun, M.S., R.D., registered dietitian and spokesperson for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, breaks down the pros and cons in the milk maze.
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