Should you drink milk?
If you’ve ever wondered if you should drink milk or why milk is not in clear containers“…Light easily destroys riboflavin – which is why milk, a food high in riboflavin, is packaged in opaque containers” (1). But don’t think you have to drink dairy milk, which is a high fat, high sugar (it has naturally occurring lactose, which causes stomach upset in a lot of people) substance meant for babies.
Low-fat milk is basically just sugar water and should be avoided. If you eat dairy products, you can skip the milk altogether, and if you avoid dairy like I do, just take a daily calcium supplement.
Photo: Some great dairy-free milks are coconut almond milk and hazelnut
- Sport Nutrition for Healthy and Performance, 2nd edition by Manore, Meyer and Thompson. pg. 288