Milk is nature’s wonder beverage. It builds strong bones. It lowers blood pressure. It reduces the risk of diabetes and some cancers. It’s helpful for maintaining a healthy weight. It is both tasty and satisfying.
Milk has no equal in providing major health benefits.
It’s a powerful package of goodness, containing such important nutrients as calcium, potassium, magnesium, phosphorus, high-quality protein and vitamins A and D.
A great nutrition deal for your food dollar.
Read more about the Secrets, Stories + Facts About Milk or reference our quick infographic to see How Much You Know About Milk.
Milk comes in the classic white, as well as chocolate- and strawberry-flavored. In fact, studies confirm that children who drink chocolate milk meet more of their nutritional needs, do not consume excess sugar, fat or calories, and are a healthier weight than non-milk drinkers.
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Learn more why the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend that everyone age 9 and older consume three servings of dairy ‒ milk, yogurt or cheese ‒ every day.
There is a type of milk to suit every taste: whole milk (3.5% fat), reduced-fat (2%), low-fat (1%), fat-free and lactose-free.
No matter the fat or lactose content, all provide the very same nutrients and health benefits.
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