Julie Upton, registered dietitian, stated:

“Enjoying a cup or two of milk every day is one of the best ways to get readily available calcium and vitamin D into your diet to help you build and maintain strong bones. However, the benefits of drinking milk extend well beyond your bones and teeth. This is because cow’s milk is chock full of 13 essential nutrients, including vitamin B12, riboflavin, niacin, potassium, phosphorus, vitamin A, zinc, and selenium….

Not only is milk a nutritional powerhouse, but it also has myriad health benefits from improving bone health to helping to maintain a healthy heart, may enhance your athletic performance, and can even help reduce the risk for obesity and type 2 diabetes….

Incorporating one to two servings of milk to your meals and snacks is a wonderful way to improve your overall health and wellbeing. Since milk is affordable and versatile, you’ll never get tired of adding healthful milk to your diet.”


Julie Upton, “4 Surprising Effects of Drinking Milk, Say Dietitians,”, June 15, 2022