Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Is Milk Sugar Bad for You?

Is skim milk good for you? I understand that it has no fat and is the reason why I have it. But all the carbs it has is from sugar, is this a bad thing?  -- Harry K.

 Yes, milk sugar (lactose) occurs naturally in milk; but this is not a bad thing! The reason sugars should be consumed in moderation is because, when used as an added sweetener, they contribute calories without nutrients. Milk provides valuable vitamins and minerals, so enjoy 2-3 servings a day of milk and dairy products!