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  • Milk is an excellent source of calcium and other essential nutrients.
  • There are many modified milks available such as skim milk and lactose-free milk
  • Milk and other dairy products have been favourably linked with many health conditions. 
  • Lactose intolerance is caused by an inability to digest the natural sugar in milk, but most people can tolerate small amounts of milk.
  • Flavoured milks (reduced fat varieties, for children over two years) are preferable to soft drinks and fruit drinks but should be had in small amounts because they have high amounts of added sugar. 

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Reviewed on: 05-02-2020