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BENEFITS OF MILK ON YOUR ORAL HEALTH

Jul 30 • 1 minute read

BENEFITS OF MILK ON YOUR ORAL HEALTH
 
Milk contains high levels of calcium. Also, milk contains protein for strong bones among many other essential nutrients.
Calcium is a major contributor to good oral health.
 
Milk can also contain large amounts of sugar. It is important to read the labels in this case.
 
There are so many different types of milk and milk substitutes available today. In researching this topic we have found a comparison chart. We hope that this chart will help with your decision in choosing which product is best for you and your family.
 
Milk and milk alternatives: Nutrition comparison per 8 fluid ounces
 

Milk and milk alternatives: Nutrition comparison per 8 fluid ounces


Calories

Carbohydrates (total)

Sugars

Fat (total)

Protein

Cow's milk (whole)

150

12 g

12 g

8 g

8 g

Cow's milk (1%)

110

12 g

12 g

2 g

8 g

Cow's milk (skim)

80

12 g

12 g

0 g

8 g

Almond milk (unsweetened)

40

1 g

0 g

3 g

2 g

Soy milk (unsweetened)

80

4 g

1 g

4 g

7 g

Rice milk (unsweetened)

120

22 g

10 g

2 g

0 g

Coconut milk beverage (unsweetened







 
Source: Medically reviewed by Katherine Marengo, LDN, RD, specialty in nutrition, on May 29, 2019, Recently Updated — Written by Brian Krans
 
There is a vast amount of information online comparing the different types of milk and milk substitutes. This is good news for people with lactose intolerance and people with allergies pertaining to milk products. No matter which milk product you choose, you are providing essential nutrients for your oral health! 
 
As partners in your oral health, we encourage you to educate yourself on the benefits of milk in whatever form you choose.
 
Note: In this article we are focusing on milk however, there are also many alternatives to dairy products in general. 
 
 
 

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