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TOPIC: How does MILK have sugar and sodium in it?

 
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October 10, 2008 1:13 PM
I went from whole down to 2% and have finally gone down to fat free skim, but just a CUP of that still uses up a full third of my "sugar" allowance every day. How does milk have sugar and sodium in it? Are they added?
October 10, 2008 1:24 PM
Well milk will have whatever the diet of the animal contains... like like breast milk in humans. Sugar and sodium are not bad, they are neccessary nutrients, you just don't need them in excessive amounts.
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October 10, 2008 2:55 PM
yes, milk has sugar...but it's like eating fruit - some sugars are better for us than others.
October 10, 2008 3:40 PM
Milk contains lactose, which is a disaccharide (complex sugar) made from glucose and galactose. It doesn't have much of an effect on blood sugar. It also contains salt, which is an electrolyte, and we NEED those. This is a 'perfect' food...it contains fat, protein, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals, water, and electrolytes--everything you need to feed a growing mammal!
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