Which holidays do you celebrate in January? Did you know that January 11th is National Milk Day? While it’s not as noteworthy as New Year’s Day or Martin Luther King, Jr Day, it’s worth observing. Why? Read on to learn more about the origins of milk day and the wonders of milk.
National Milk Day started in 1878 as a commemoration of the first time glass was delivered to houses in glass bottles. While not many people today remember the days of milkmen, milk is still a staple of most people’s diets, whether directly or indirectly. Consider the wide variety of ways we use milk. It’s in cheese, cream, butter, ice cream, and yogurt, and drinking it makes a fresh baked good all the more enjoyable. Aside from being delightful to eat and drink, milk packs a serious nutritional punch, too.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) recommends three servings of dairy each day for people 9 years old or older because of the importance of calcium, vitamin D, and potassium. But what if you can’t consume dairy products? Here’s some information about popular milk substitutes.
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