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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 2 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: 13-01-2022