Myths about milk

As it can happen with coffee or with chocolate (you know more about the myths about chocolate), when a food is highly consumed, and also provides important benefits and nutritional properties, it is usual to be surrounded by a series of Myths and beliefs that may or may not be accurate.

In the case of milk surely that in some other occasion you have heard some myths or ideas in short little or nothing credible, but that can lead to error and create doubts about their consumption.

It is a food with important nutritional virtues, becoming in fact our first food since birth (in this case, breast milk).

Whether you consume it daily and habitually or if you do it very little, you will surely be interested in discovering a little more about the different Myths about milk that currently exist and that have remained almost "intact" for years in the popular roots.

Myths about milk

Milk makes you fat

It is clear that, although it is not a myth in itself, it is a generally erroneous belief, since in the first place it will depend on the variety of milk that is consumed (whole, semi-skimmed or skimmed milk).

Although it is a very fatty food, its contribution in calcium makes it an ideal drink in diets, since it hinders the absorption of fat by the body.

In this case, the most recommended option is to drink skimmed milk.

Whole milk has more calcium

Although it is common to think that whole milk, because it is more fat, has a higher volume of calcium, the truth is that yes it contains more vitamins A and D, but no more calcium.

However, at present this problem has been solved by many milk producing companies enriching the semi-skimmed and skimmed options with these vitamins.

Milk can not be mixed with fruit

It is a fairly common belief, but it does not really have any scientific justification.

It is usual to believe that both the fruit and the fruit juice itself, taken together with a glass of milk, can cause a cut of digestion. However, it is an erroneous belief in most fruits (except citrus).

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