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,...

4. It helps keep muscles strong.

One cup of milk provides 16 percent of the daily value for protein, which builds and repairs muscles. In fact, several small studies (partially funded by the dairy industry) found that chocolate milk might help athletes refuel as well as or better than popular sports drinks. Chocolate milk contains the mix of protein and carbohydrate the body needs to recover its energy supplies after an intense workout.

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