Are dairy fats the new health food?

“Diabetes here I come.” This rather judgmental message turned up on a Starbuck’s Grande White Mocha with Classic sugar syrup recently.  The customer was offended.  Starbucks apologized.  Perhaps one of the baristas thought a 470 calorie sugary drink would pave the way to diabetes.  But if that drink was made with whole milk, perhaps not. […]

Plant milk vs cow milk nutrition comparison

If it’s white it must be milk, right? These days, plenty of white liquids are being labeled “milk”, sometimes with unintended nutritional consequences.  Milk produced by mammals evolved to support the growth of offspring.  Muscle, bone and tissue growth depend on the protein, vitamins and minerals in milk, while milk sugar (lactose) and fat provide the necessary […]

Lactose intolerance

Lactose intolerance diagnosis Are you one of the many people who experience bloating and cramps after consuming dairy products? How can you tell whether you have symptoms because you can’t digest lactose, the sugar in milk, a condition called lactose intolerance, or because of other gastrointestinal problems? Lactose intolerance is very common in adults, and […]

Is organic milk healthier? Play in new window | Download (Duration: 4:56 — 2.3MB)Subscribe: Apple Podcasts | Android | RSS The word “organic” on a food label is: a great marketing tool a guarantee that the food is healthier Answer: 1.  You knew that, right? Organic may conjure images of quaint family farms, with kindly people milking cows […]

We don’t “got milk”

Got milk?  Apparently not.  We’re drinking less milk and the dairy industry is seeing a crisis.  Nutrition experts are also concerned.  According to food consumption data, milk intake has plunged by almost 1/3 since 1975.  Per capita (per person) consumption has gone from 28.6 gallons per year to 20.2.  However, the population has increased dramatically. […]

Plant milks vs. cow’s milk

Sales of alternative milks are growing, so it’s worth looking at the nutritional impact of these products compared to cow’s milk, which is still the most widely consumed.  Milk produced by animals is intended as nutrition for growing offspring.  Growth of muscle, bone and tissue depends on protein, vitamins and minerals, with milk sugar (lactose) […]

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