Before serving up a glass of milk to your family, it’s best to check the ingredients and figure out for yourself if your current milk is doing you and your family the good you want it to.
A glass of milk is a sure way to keep your whole family healthy and strong. It’s one of the best sources of calcium and protein, and it contains a great deal of good fats.
But milks are not made the same way. In fact, there are several kinds of milk to choose from, and it’s up to you to figure out which one will suit your family best. Here are the ones you usually find in the supermarket:
1. Full Cream Milk Powder (Whole Milk Powder)
Full cream milk is also called “Whole Milk” because it’s made up of 95% milk solids and just 5% water, which means that your family is getting all the nutrients that milk is able to provide, without any add-ons.
2. Filled Milk Powder
This is usually a combination of skimmed milk, buttermilk and lactose. This contains vegetable oil used to substitute milk fat.
3. UHT / Sterilized Milk
UHT stands for Ultra High Treatment, which means that the milk has been heated or pasteurized at a high temperature for a few seconds. It’s one of the most common kinds of milk.
4. Recombined / Reconstituted milk
Reconstituted milk is what you get when water is added to powdered milk. If you add water and milk fat to powdered milk, you end up with recombined milk.
5. Low fat milk
The milk fat has been reduced to 1% or 2%. This has slightly higher fat content than skimmed milk.
6. Non-fat milk
Also known as skimmed milk, non-fat milk’s milk fat has been reduced to not less than 0.50%.
Who knew that some milk actually had less milk than you thought? Your family deserves all the nutrients and benefits that whole milk fully gives.
On the next page: Benefits of Whole Milk