WHY 1 PERCENT LOW-FAT OR SKIM MILK?

WHY 1 PERCENT LOW-FAT OR SKIM MILK?

Since milk is such a great source of calcium and vitamin D, and since whole milk contains more saturated fat than is desirable on a day-in, day-out basis, the companies that produce milk give us options to buy milk that has most (or all) of the saturated fat removed: 1 percent low-fat or skim (fat-free) milk.

Shoot for 1 percent or skimyou’ll get used to it.

WHY CALCIUM-FORTIFIED ORANGE JUICE?

Fortified means “strengthened.” In this case, with calcium.

F.Y.I.

A switch from whole milk to 1 percent low-fat or skim milk and other low-fat dairy products is something you can do when you’re younger that can have a positive effect on your health for the rest of your life. It’s so easy. Why not go for it?

Orange juice makers add calcium to the juice before packaging to make it easy for those of us who cannot drink milk (lactose intolerant) to get the calcium we need. But

orange juice is also loaded with sugar. Limit it to 6 ounces (3/4 cup) a day. Same goes for soy milk and rice milk: you can buy them fortified, too.

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