Milk and dairy foods provide the diet with at least ten essential nutrients which include high quality protein, carbohydrate, vitamins A, D, B12 and riboflavin, and minerals: calcium, phosphorus, magnesium, potassium and zinc, explains Zey Ustunol Michigan State University professor of Food Science and Human Nutrition.

Three servings of milk or equivalent will provide the recommended daily intake of calcium for most people. In addition fermented dairy foods such as yogurt are considered excellent carriers of probiotic organisms and prebiotics — which are known to be important in gastrointestinal health, Ustonol adds.

Still, myths about milk and dairy products persist.

Ustonol debunks 10 of these misperceptions and pieces of misinformation, including the myth that may activists like to use -- that people were not designed to drink cow’s milk.

Source: Michigan Dairy Review