There are a few things we can say for sure about milk: It is a concentrated source of calcium. It also contains protein and other nutrients. And it elicits strong opinions, even among scientists who study it, about how much we need. With recent studies suggesting that milk may be less important for our health than it has long been thought to be, many consumers are experiencing new bouts of indecision in the dairy aisle. Three glasses a day or none?
Here's a rundown of some of the latest research, pro and con, to help you decide.
Pro: Calcium loader
Calcium is an essential nutrient for all of our cells, and if we don't consume enough, our bones release...