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HEALTH TOPICS

Milk

Milk whips up much controversy – especially since it seems like such a simple drink. Let’s spill the facts about milk alternatives, allergies and intolerances, and the nutritional benefits and potential drawbacks of this most familiar of beverages.

The nutritional profile of cow's milk

For many people, milk stirs up memories of childhood, of cafeteria lunch trays, of a tall cold glass accompanying a plate of fresh-baked cookies. But is gulping glasses of milk a habit we should let spill into adulthood? Is milk really all that good for us?

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Why we drink milk – and why some people can't

If so much of the world's human population is lactose intolerant, why do so many people still drink milk?

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Lactose intolerance

Lactose intolerance can lead to abdominal pain, diarrhea, flatulence, and bloating. Learn more about the condition and what to do if you’re intolerant to lactose.

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Alternatives to cow's milk

For those who choose not to drink milk – or who can't drink milk because of an allergy or lactose intolerance – we have a few creamy alternatives.

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