High in protein and low in carbs, one cup of 2 percent milk also contains 286 milligrams of calcium, and 366 milligrams of potassium. Whole milk is high in fat, and the USDA recommends choosing milk that is 2 percent or less. Going down in fat content improves the calcium absorption.
COMMENTING POLICY:Readers are encouraged to post comments that are germane to the article. We reserve the right to remove any user, and to delete comments that contain abusive language or personal threats, as well as those that are racist or demeaning. Readers may report comments by clicking "Report Abuse." Once a comment has been flagged, a Baltimore Sun staffer will investigate. Click here for more information on commenting.