Nutritional Facts on Milk

 It’s time to get educated on the nutritional facts on milk. You are being a great parent, role model, and person for helping your kids drink milk, and you are taking great care of your own body when you do the same. I don’t know about you, but it seems to me that if you are willing to take supplements, sweat blood and tears at the gym, limit carbs, and buy organic… the list goes on and on, you should definitely be able to handle one glass of milk a day for yourself and your children. Health is what I’d like to be rich in. Truth.
We’ve been stuffing our faces for the last few weeks and instead of throwing out some crazy 5 layer brownie or something similar today I thought that maybe everyone was ready for something a bit lighter. I definitely feel the need for some fresh, and healthy ideas and I bet some of you do too.

A little dairy can make you feel better and make healthier choices in your every day eating and drinking.

Did you know that…

                            “An 8oz serving of milk, flavored or not, gives kids as much…
*Vitamin A as 2 hard boiled eggs
*Riboflavin as 1/3 cup of whole almonds
*Phsophorus as 1 cup of kidney beans
*Vitamin D as 3/4 ounce of cooked salmon
*Calcium as 10 cups of raw spinach
*Potassium as one small banana

10 Healthy Recipe Ideas to Get You Through the Holidays

Looking to find some ways to incorporate healthier choices into your diet during this holiday season? We are too, so here are just a few ideas.

Lemon Curd Yogurt Parfait makes a perfect breakfast, snack or dessert
Yogurt Granola Banana Pops-Perfect for after school and the kiddos will love helping out

Check out the National Dairy council and the Utah/Nevada Dairy Council  for more awesome information.

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Carrian Cheney

Lover of all things beautiful, good and delicious. Wife, mother, friend, foodie.

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11 comments on “Nutritional Facts on Milk”

  1. I know this post is old, however, it might be good to note that raw milk and raw milk products are very healthy for you. The studies done that state milk is not healthy are done on pasteurized milk. Raw milk is so much better and easier for your body to digest. Check into what our forefathers and ancestors along with people from primitive cultures ate and continue to eat.

    • Hi Jenna, Thanks for your comment. I believe raw milk isn’t the horrible thing others believe, but we must remember that those in the past did not live a perfectly long and healthy life. Pasteurized milk has in fact helped many avoid the issues that the past dealt with. Sadly people share information based solely on what they believe and many are not in fact properly sourced or studies were done improperly. I believe there’s good on both sides. 🙂 We love raw milk and are total fans for sure, we just recognize why pasteurization was necessary in controlling a lot of issues.

  2. Hi there– I just wanted to write you to tell you that it’s pretty controversial whether milk from a cow is healthy for humans. Yes, it does contain vitamins and calcium, but it’s not hard to find the same, and exponentially more vitamins and calcium, in nutmilk. I’m not trying to push an agenda, but the dairy industry in the 1950’s waged a publicity campaign to get people to drink milk because it helped with profits. Also, it’s a really interesting fact that we are the onlyyy species in the history of time to drink the milk from another animal. It’s kind of strange when you think about it.

    Furthermore recent studies show that there is a causal link between hip fractures and osteoporosis and countries that drink high quantities of milk. When we as human drink milk, it creates an acidic environment in our bodies which is neutralized by calcium. I.e. when we drink milk (with a high fat content, anything above skim) we create an acidic environment in our bodies and our blood takes the calcium from our bones to neutralize it.

    I hope you’ll research this further for your own sake and for your children’s health!

    • Thank you! I totally agree! I think that as a people we have been tricked by this whole “milk it does a body good” thing. And controversial is definitely what it is. I was raised that milk was not good for you, but it is amazing that even my husband now is always encouraging drinking milk, saying that it is good for us. It is definitely NOT good for us.

      • Thank you both for writing. I always appreciate those who are conscious about health and their beliefs and I am grateful that there are always different sides and we can each make our own decision. Based on all of the research I have done including reading peer reviewed journals, and with a background in nutrition and health, I feel confident that dairy products are a nutrient-rich addition to my family’s diet.
        Yes, we definitely drink milk from another animal. haha, just think, the world would go crazy if we began drinking breast milk. 😉

    • sorry, I replied below thinking that I had clicked your comment. Thanks for visiting! I look forward to seeing you here again.

    • your are a complete dush …..your have no idea how to explain what ur saying…youre wronggggg

  3. I’m ALL OVER that healthy chocolate strawberries!!! 🙂 YUMM-O

  4. Great roundup of wonderful recipes here, Carrian. I'm trying to eat as many veggies (and fruits)as possible w/the rest of the holidays around the corner;)

  5. Mm, I want to try those lettuce wraps!

  6. Love this round-up of healthy recipes (and all of the great milk info). We will definitely be eating plenty of light meals during the holidays to make up for all of the treats!