Myth: Only whole milk contains vitamin D
FACT: All milk, regardless of the fat content, is fortified with vitamin D. In fact, milk is the number one food source of calcium, potassium and vitamin D, which is critical for bone development and offers an economical source of protein.
Myth: Unpasteurized milk offers more health benefits than pasteurized milk.
FACT: Unpasteurized or raw milk, and foods made from it, can pose serious health risks, such as tuberculosis and exposure to listeria and salmonella.
Myth: People who are sensitive to lactose should avoid milk and other dairy foods.
FACT: Lactose intolerance doesn’t mean dairy intolerance. Some people with lactose sensitivity can drink up to one cup of milk with a meal. Hard cheeses and cultured products like yogurt, are also a good option because most lactose is removed.
Myth: Soy beverages are a healthful substitute for cow’s milk.
FACT: While soy beverages are a good source of plant protein, they do not offer the same nutrient package calcium, potassium, phosphorus, protein, vitamins A, D and B12, riboflavin and niacin.
Myth: Organic milk is healthier than regular milk.
FACT: All milk is required to be tested to the same standards by the USDA and the FDA. There is no nutritional difference in organic milk and regular milk. Both varieties contain the same vitamins and minerals and taste great.
Myth: For the price, juice supplies more nutrients
FACT: At just 25 cents per eight-ounce glass, milk provides twice as many nutrients and vitamins as soft drinks and juices.