Our expert says:
The debate about milk has been going on for ages. One could just as well say that we should not eat fish because we don't swim in the ocean and have gills! Human beings have developed as omnivores which means we eat a varied diet consisting of plants, and animal products including milk and dairy products. Seeing that milk and dairy products like yoghurt contain approx. 1 mg of calcium per ml or gram and we need 1200 mg of calcium to keep our bones and teeth healthy, milk and dairy products are the best sources of easily absorbable calcium in our diets and the general recommendation by international experts is that adults should have 3 servings a day. If you have 2 cups of fat-free milk and 1 cup of fat-free yoghurt a day then you will achieve your daily calcium intake without it being fattening. In fact recent research has actually shown that slimming diets that contain low-fat or fat-free milk and dairy products and are rich in calcium promote weightloss and have the additional benefit that they prevent osteoporosis and high blood pressure. If you decide that you are going to cut out all milk and dairy products then it is important that you use a good calcium supplement like MenaCal.7 on a daily basis to prevent brittle bones.
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