How Many Calories In A Quarter Cup Of Skim Milk

How Many Calories In A Quarter Cup Of Skim Milk

How Many Calories in a Quarter Cup of Skim Milk

Bags of their milk are empty, the milk is off the shelves, and it’s hard to find milk at all. We're trapped in a milk paradox. What on Earth is going on with milk? And what will it take to restore milk to its rightful place in our diets.


None of the fat, all of the great taste! Fat free milk has all the nutrients of other dairy milks—like vitamin A and vitamin D—at only 90 calories per serving! It’s fresh and healthy, and packed with protein and calcium so you can start and end your day guilt-free.

Just one glass of fresh, pure milk from your trusted dairy can add wholesome nutrition to your routine, but it’s easy to fit in the three cups per day recommended by the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Try fat free milk in cereal, smoothies or even in a post-workout shake—or use it in recipes like Cheddar Cheese Soup or Creamy Garlic Mashed Potatoes to cut some of the richness. (Source: dairypure.com)


The sugar lactose provides all of the carbohydrates in milk. Some milk products also include added sugars. If you're trying to cut back on added sugars, you may want to limit your intake of these sweetened dairy products. Chocolate milk, strawberry-flavored milk, and ice milk have between 10 and 18 grams of added sugar per serving.

Milk is a good source of protein, with 8 grams per cup. Milk proteins contain all nine essential amino acids that humans need. Milk has 82% casein protein and 18% whey protein. These separate when milk coagulates, as is done to make cheese. These protein isolates are used in many other food products; look for "casein" and "whey" on food labels if you need to avoid dairy. (Source: www.verywellfit.com)


The USDA recommends including dairy foods in your diet. Milk and other dairy products help boost your calcium, protein, and vitamin D intake for strong bones and muscles. The USDA also recommends choosing dairy products without added sugars or sweeteners and those lower in fat.

A 2013 study of elderly women (ages 70 to 85) found that those who consumed 2.2 or more daily servings of milk, yogurt, and cheese had improved body composition and physical performance, compared to those who ate 1.5 or fewer servings a day. In younger women, using milk as a recovery drink after resistance exercise led to greater muscle mass, strength gains, and fat loss. (Source: www.verywellfit.com)



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