How Many Calories In A Quarter Cup Of Whole Milk.

How Many Calories In A Quarter Cup Of Whole Milk.

How Many Calories in a Quarter Cup of Whole Milk

There's never a good reason or excuse to drink fast food, and if you can't stop yourself, you should need to know how many calories you're consuming. It also isn't necessary to pour a glass of milk to find out this information.

Whole Milk

While a small amount of whole milk in your coffee isn't exactly a diet-buster, the saturated fat content can be problematic if you drink several cups per day or go heavy on the milk. Too much saturated fat raises your cholesterol levels, boosting your risk of heart attack and stroke. The American Heart Association recommends limiting your daily saturated fat intake to about 7 percent of the total calories you consume daily, about 16 g if your daily diet is 2,000 calories. If you drank two cups of coffee in the morning, with 1/4 cup of whole milk in each, you would be about an eighth of the way to your daily limit of saturated fat before you took your first bite of breakfast. If you add sugar or flavored syrups, a la flavored coffeehouse coffees, you will be adding even more empty calories to what once was a low-calorie treat.

Substitute skim milk instead of whole milk for your coffee, and you'll not only cut the amount of calories you are adding approximately in half, but you also will completely eliminate saturated fat from your coffee. It still will provide milk's nutritional goodies, such as vitamin D and calcium. Likewise, 1 percent or 2 percent milk is better nutritionally than whole milk, but remember that the percent refers to the level of milk fat. Whole milk is about 3.75 percent milk fat, so 2 percent milk has more than half the saturated fat of whole milk, and 1 percent has a little more than a quarter. Half-and-half, on the other hand, adds twice the calories and about three times the fat of whole milk to your coffee. (Source: oureverydaylife.com)


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