While non-dairy alternatives do provide some sources of essential nutrition, dairy provides more calcium and protein.
That’s according to Registered dietitian with the St. Louis District Dairy Council Jill Williams.
Even those who are lactose intolerant have options to incorporate dairy into their diets.
Williams says there is nothing wrong with buying organic milk, but it’s likely more expensive and not locally sourced.
Dietary guidelines continue to recommend three servings of dairy a day for adults.
More information at stldairycouncil.org.
Williams appeared as a guest on the WTIM Morning Show.