Day: February 26, 2020

Milk and Juice Are Not as Needed as You Might Think

The following originally appeared on The Upshot (copyright 2020, The New York Times Company)

Is there such a thing as a healthful beverage?

In truth, there’s not much of a health case to drink any beverage other than water after the age of 2 — despite the marketing and advertising you might have seen on the benefits of things like dairy milk, plant-based milks, juices and more.

All other mammals consume only two liquids over the course of their lives: breast milk and water. The evidence for telling humans that some beverages are necessary and that others should be avoided isn’t nearly as clear as many believe.


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