February 23, 2013

For babies, milk is absolutely the perfect food. They thrive, and grow well on it. Milk contains a good balance of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats, along with an abundance of vitamins and minerals, especially calcium. Sounds like milk should be a healthful food for adults too. That’s what most people think and believe. However, for a person who eats too much fat, too much cholesterol, too much protein, and not enough fiber, that may not be so. According to what I have read, whole milk, when calculated in percent of calories, is 50 percent fat, 20 percent protein. It also contains 34 mg. of cholesterol per glass. You may thing that the two glasses of whole milk contain about the same amount of cholesterol as a three-ounce beef steak. And yes, experts said. In addition to that, milk has no dietary fiber. Drinking milk is putting ahead burdens on an already overloaded metabolic system. Good thing nowadays, babies got Pediasure that has fiber on it, though.


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