Ah, milk. Aside from water, many Americans are told early on that milk is one of the only beverages they need to drink for better health. Did your mother or father ever announce that you couldn’t leave the table until you had finished all of your milk? At the time, it may have seemed like torture. But in reality, your parents had your best interests at heart, and, as far as they were concerned, they were doing you a favor.
For many years, people have been under the impression that milk is the holy grail of nutritional beverages. Thanks to its hefty amount of calcium, protein, and appealing taste, it’s almost as if this wonder-liquid is too good to be true. Surprise! It is.
If you’ve ever heard that milk is your best source of protein, your only source of calcium, and that humans are meant to drink it, you’ve been misinformed. These myths, among others, have made their way into the homes of American families across the country, only to be debunked by science years later.
Now, science has cracked many of the most common milk myths, and we’re here to lay it all out on the table. (The breakfast table, that is.)
Read on for 10 of the most common myths about milk you probably thought were true.