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How Many Servings of Dairy Products Do You Typically Eat in a Day?

Milk, does a body good. We have all seen the ads, and lately milk has been in the news an awful lot. From the raw milk trend and controversy, to the news that eating calcium is better for your bones than taking a supplement. Recently, researchers found that drinking milk after heavy weightlifting can help exercisers burn more fat.

With all this in mind I was wondering...


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ilovecandyfloss ilovecandyfloss 9 years
I'm lactose intolerant, so I try to have only soy and rice milk. I'm a rice milk freak! Having said that though, I absolutely dispise soy milk in my coffee, it just tastes so wrong to me! So I have to ahve soy chai lattes instead.
Heart-Holland Heart-Holland 9 years
I am a freak about dairy and probably have 5 servings some days. Milk (any kind except skim), yogurt, cheese, ice cream, etc. It's my favorite food group.
millarci millarci 9 years
I try to drink at least 2-3 glasses of milk everyday.
Michaelrcks Michaelrcks 9 years
"I have one serving per day at the most."
EllaBella EllaBella 9 years
I hate milk and drink only soy milk, couldn't do without my calcium emriched soy latte!! But I chose one serving because I do eat some cheese or yogurt once in a while.
XxCoolBritannaxX XxCoolBritannaxX 9 years
3 or 4 servings probably. Though recently I've noticed that dairy and I are not the best of friends. I seem to have some lactose intolerance, so I've been contemplating removing dairy from my diet all together.
amandaaa amandaaa 9 years
not really. at most, one serving...from a latte or something. i'm not intolerant, (love cheese, love yogurt) i just don't really eat much of the stuff!
ErinMichele1L ErinMichele1L 9 years
I'm vegan so no dairy for me. It grosses me out to think of consuming something meant for a baby cow.
discocactus discocactus 9 years
Dairy and I are generally not friend due to the lactose, but I have always hated milk so I don't drink it. Even with lactaid I find that a lot of dairy upsets my stomach, although I do eat some cheese, ice cream or frozen yogurt during the course of a week. Usually not much and I don't go out of my way to make sure I'm eating dairy.
KerryG KerryG 9 years
I eat way too much of it, honestly. Before I got pregnant I had cut dairy out of my diet almost entirely because it made my cramps worse, but I've been going a little crazy with it ever since. I hate drinking milk plain, but I eat it on cereal and I eat quite a bit of yogurt and ice cream and the occasional cheese, cottage cheese, cream cheese, sour cream, etc. I'm a little paranoid that if I keep it up the cramps will come back, so I'm trying to cut back again. I've never particularly believed in milk's magic health qualities. There's evidence that the protein in milk actually blocks calcium absorption, for example.
sweet_potato sweet_potato 9 years
I get about 750 mg of calcium from yogurt and the rest (300 mg) from my daily vitamin.
xtinabeena xtinabeena 9 years
i love dairy products! i eat lots of cheese, yogurt, milk, etc!
kiddylnd kiddylnd 9 years
I love cheese, but don't really eat too much of it. I'm ALLERGIC to dairy and my biggest reactions come from yogurt and milk. Which is fine, since I don't like the taste of milk anyhow. I generally have soy milk (Silk Vanilla with fiber on my cereal, but don't eat a whole lot of cereal. My new thing to get the stuff in me is an AM smoothie: 1/2 OJ (Simply Orange or the like) 1/2 Soy Milk (see above) a handful of mixed berries, frozen YUMMY!
AMP AMP 9 years
I'm ridiculously lactose intolerant, so as much as I adore cheese, I really have to limit my intake. I've been trying to drink soy milk lately though, so I'm sure that helps. I also take supplements to get my calcium. Better than nothing I say.
renaimarie renaimarie 9 years
I'm weird about dairy. If I'm drinking milk or putting it into my cereal- it has to be soy or rice. But other than that I eat non-fat plain yogurt, and lots of cheese. I could easily be vegan if it weren't for cheese!
xoxomattieoxox xoxomattieoxox 9 years
lactose intolerant:( im all about the soy
nikkipez nikkipez 9 years
soy milk all the wayyy big fan
mizz_jennii mizz_jennii 9 years
Milk, only if it's with my cereal or in my coffee. I also LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE cheese. And yougurt w/ granola :)
LadyP LadyP 9 years
Hm...good question. I'd say 1 serving.
Ikandy Ikandy 9 years
I usually have a glass a day...yogurt sometimes, like 3 times a week...frozen yogurt very often ;)
akrsouth akrsouth 9 years
I am also lactose intolerant, so I take a calcium supplement and to keep my body running smooth I have one serving of yogurt a day (with the digestive supplement).
Brooklynbee Brooklynbee 9 years
I'm lactose intolerant so I can't have too much dairy. But I do eat yogurt because I can digest that easily and it's healthy. Plain, greek fat-free yogurt is my favorite.
kgtg1 kgtg1 9 years
Most of the research about the benefits of milk is funded by the National Dairy Council. It is my personal opinion that people do not need milk. Not only do they not need it, but it causes diseases and all around unpleasantness. I mean, isn't it weird that they have to take everything OUT of the milk to make it not completely horrible for you (whole milk)? Anyway, that's my belief, but I do respect everyone else's.
chariander chariander 9 years
FUNDED, not founded. Sorry.
chariander chariander 9 years
Anyone else follow the link and notice the study was founded by the US NATIONAL DAIRY COUNCIL? I'm just saying... It also didn't say if the group drinking soy milk was calcium fortified.
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