Thanks again to brother Bill and his NY Times health and fitness articles. Mark Bittman's article, July 7th, Got Milk? You Don't Need It" sets the record straight on the need for milk consumption.
It's a great article. The bottom line for me is that Americans have been sold a bill of goods. Thank you lobbyists. It's true, milk and the other dairy products are the largest source of saturated fats, and there are definitely credible links between dairy and the top 15 diseases (a point reiterated at Summerfest).
But sugar? From the article:
"Sugar - in the form of lactose - contributes about 55% of skim milks calories, giving it ounce for ounce the same calorie load as soda."
WHY would we give milk to our children??? Why do the schools? Could it be the billions of dollars worth of subsidies that the US government has paid to the milk industry?
Read the entire article: http://opinionator.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/07/got-milk-you-dont-need-it/?src=me&ref=general
What should we be drinking? Check out the article.