After evaluating over 5,000 kids ages 2 to 6, researchers found that, for each serving of milk consumed a day that wasn’t from a cow, the child was 4/10 of a centimeter shorter than average for their age. Those who drank cow’s milk were 2/10 of a centimeter taller than average.
The more the child drank cow’s milk, the taller they grew.
Cow’s milk has robust levels of protein and fat, allowing kids to reach their maximum height.
The nutritional content of cow’s milk in the US and Canada is regulated, but other types of milk aren’t.
Two cups of cow’s milk has 100% of a 3-year old’s recommended protein and 2 cups of almond milk has only 25% of the recommended protein.
Be careful when making decisions about milk for your child.
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