Milk is one of the best dietary sources of potassium, the dietary nutrient and electrolyte with the biggest health benefits for cardiovascular health. On average, 100 ml of milk or less than half a cup provides between 9 and 11% of the recommended daily intake of potassium for an average adult. Which is actually quite ⭐ Continue ReadingHow Much Potassium in Milk?
What is non-fat milk more exactly? By definition, it is milk with less than 0.5% fat (ironic because it often does have some fat, albeit very small amounts). The terms non-fat, fat-free, skim or skimmed milk are often used interchangeably to refer to milk with less than 0.5% fat. However, in some countries, the terms ⭐ Continue ReadingProperties and Benefits of Non-Fat Milk
By definition, low-fat milk is milk from which some of the fat content has been removed. It is also called reduced-fat because it has a reduced fat content compared to whole milk. The main purpose of removing some of the fat is to produce a healthier dairy product that appeals to a more health-conscious segment ⭐ Continue ReadingProperties and Benefits of Low-Fat Milk
What is whole milk? By definition, milk that has had nothing removed from it qualifies as whole. It may be processed to remove impurities (filtration), destroy microorganisms and increase shelf life (pasteurization) and improve taste and texture (homogenization) or improved at a nutritional scale through fortification, typically with vitamins. But in order for it to ⭐ Continue ReadingProperties and Benefits of Whole Milk
There’s 3.25%, there’s 2% and then there’s 1% milk. There’s also 6% and 1.8% and 0.1% as well as several other numbers in-between. But what do these percentages actually mean for your health and how exactly do they affect the nutritional value of the milk you choose to drink every so often? Can the partial ⭐ Continue ReadingDifference between Whole, Low-Fat and Non-Fat Milk
If you frequently experience abdominal discomfort with bloating, cramps, flatulence, diarrhea, growling or rumbling stomach noises, even nausea and vomiting symptoms after drinking regular milk, then chances are you are lactose-intolerant. In simpler terminology, lactose intolerance means that you have a deficiency of the enzyme lactase in your smaller intestine. This enzyme is required to ⭐ Continue ReadingDifference between Regular, Low-Lactose and Lactose-Free Milk
Dairy milk is one of the best options for diabetics and a source of health benefits. But it does raise blood sugar (or glucose) levels seen that it contains the sugar lactose. Fortunately, the rise is not too significant, even if you have more than the recommended portion. However, diabetics are advised to take into ⭐ Continue ReadingDoes Milk Raise Blood Sugar?