If you’re looking for a quick drink to quench your thirst, turning to milk is a great idea. Milk is not only chalk full of vitamins and minerals but it also doesn’t provide nearly the same amount of sugar that a glass of soda would.
Many people make the mistake of completely neglecting to factor in the beverages they’re consuming on a weekly basis but by choosing to replace milk with some other unhealthier options you may be having, you’ll move that much closer towards dietary success.
Let’s have a closer look at the nutrients found in milk so you can see for yourself what this all has to offer.
Major Nutrients Found In 2% Percent Milk
As you can see from the chart, 2% milk does contain some saturated fat so if you are choosing it, you’ll want to be sure the rest of your diet is lower in this nutrient. Apart from that though, milk will provide a great source of protein, vitamin B12, Selenium, vitamin D, Riboflavin, Calcium, and Phosphorus, all nutrients that will promote strong bones and proper functioning.
When selecting your milk, you want to choose milk that has a long expiration date to give you plenty of time to consume it while it maintains its freshness.
In addition to that, make sure that you store it in the fridge immediately upon returning home and keep it in the fridge whenever you’re not pouring it into your glass.
Eat It With:
Milk tastes great on its own, mixed with some protein powder, blended into a smoothie, or stirred into a cup of coffee or into a bowl of oatmeal.
Burn Off Calories In 2% Percent Milk
To burn off the number of calories in a serving of 2% milk you would have to do:
- 15 minutes of race walking
- 28 minutes window shopping
- 14 minutes circuit training