4 Reasons to Love Milk

By Nicci Micco, July/August 2010

Why milk is good for your body.

"The vitamin D in milk comes from lanolin, the oily substance in sheep wool, to create vitamin D3, the wool is processed with chemicals and then irradiated. Vitamin D is naturally available in cod liver oil, beef liver, sardines, tuna,...

3. It’s the #1 source of vitamin D.

Scientists are discovering that vitamin D is not only important for proper calcium absorption, but also may improve immunity, reduce risks for some cancers, diabetes and multiple sclerosis, and promote better blood pressure. According to new research presented at the annual Experimental Biology meeting in April 2010, milk provides nearly 43 percent of the vitamin D we get through our diets, making it the number one source. Fortification of milk began in the 1930s to prevent rickets, a disease characterized by soft, deformed bones. Today, all commercial milk sold in the United States is fortified with vitamin D. This is not necessarily true for other dairy products.

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