Your Guide to Buying Milk

Find out what you need to know to make the right choice at the dairy aisle.

Your Guide to Buying Milk

The dairy aisle can be confusing. Each brand seems to have its own set of labels and claims, and the prices can range from inexpensive to exorbitant. So which milk is the right one for you? Find out what the different labels on milk mean so that you can decide which one to buy.

How Much Fat?

This is often one of the first decisions you have to make. Even if you’re not sold on the value of anything other than the generic milk brand, you have to decide whether to go whole, skim, or anything in between. The decision depends on who’s drinking the milk. For infants and small children who are growing and need more calories, whole milk or 2% is probably best. Once the person drinking the milk gets into their teens, though, the switch should be made to skim milk to avoid the large amount of saturated fat in whole milk.

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