Why the Obama administration is trying to sell you on a milk substitute
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A new campaign from the Obama Administration is touting its new dairy products as a better alternative to milk.
But a new report from the American Beverage Association (ABA) shows that dairy products actually have a higher phosphorus content than other milk products.
The ABA report claims that “milk-derived milk is the most commonly used milk replacement product in the U.S. and has an average phosphorus content of over 50% and an average fat content of approximately 80%.”
The ABA reports that the average phosphorus level in milk products is 6.2%, while the average fat level is 20%.
The AIA states that this is “a very significant difference” that “has little to do with milk’s nutritional quality.”
The USDA reports that calcium, magnesium, and vitamin D levels are higher in milk than in other dairy products.
So it makes sense that milk is considered to be the most nutrient dense and calcium-rich food source.
However, ABA says that these findings are not representative of the overall calcium intake in the US.
The USDA reports:The AIA also reports that milk products contain far more cholesterol than other dairy foods, which means that dairy foods have a lower total cholesterol content.
But this is not the case for milk.
A study by the USDA found that the highest intake of cholesterol in milk is in the form of dietary cholesterol, which has been associated with high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and heart disease.
The ABIA report states that milk contains less saturated fat than other types of dairy foods.
However the ABA notes that “in most of the products studied, saturated fat is not measured in milk, so it is difficult to draw firm conclusions about the content of saturated fat in dairy products.”
In other words, ABIAs study is not representative because it does not look at the fat content in the food.
A new campaign from the Obama Administration is touting its new dairy products as a better alternative to milk.But a…