Ask Leah! The Ingles Dietitian

Sponsored: What's in a glass of milk?

Sponsored: What's in a glass of milk?

Often underappreciated, a simple glass of cow’s milk is a nutritional powerhouse. 

What’s in a glass of milk? 

  • 8 ounce glass of Low Fat Milk
  • 100 calories 
  • 2.5 grams of fat
  • 12 gram of carbohydrates (13 grams of sugar)
  • 8 grams of protein
  • 300 mg calcium

Milk is also a good source of many vitamins and minerals including vitamin A, vitamin D and potassium.

Why does the label on milk list sugar? 

Milk contains lactose or milk sugar, which occurs naturally in the milk,  Unflavored and unsweetened milk has no added sugar.

Can my dog drink milk? 

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Like humans, a dog may or may not have lactose intolerance. If your dog enjoys milk that’s great as it is nutritious for them.  If you pup has lactose intolerance you will be able to tell pretty quickly as they may have mild symptoms like gas or more severe symptoms like  diarrhea. If your dog can’t tolerate milk they still may be able to eat yogurt or cheeses without any problems as these are fermented/aged products with less milk sugar. 


Leah McGrath, RDN, LDN

Ingles Markets Corporate Dietitian



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