Milk 4.0-Where do these higher protein milks fit into the dairy scene?

Our efforts to educate Southern Oregon on the dairy department’s milk offerings continue and today we are tackling the milks advertising a higher protein content.  Their sales have skyrocketed in an unprecedented way, especially considering these milks cost almost double that of conventional milk.  People are willing to pay more for this altered moo juice.  The protein content is increased by using one of two techniques: adding protein to regular milk, or they process the  milk to concentrate that which is already in it.  The ultrafiltration process some milks advertise removes lactose, the natural sugar found in milk, but retains and concentrates protein.  Regular milk has 8 grams of protein per 8-ounce serving; one of the ultrafiltered brands has 13 grams per 8-ounces.  For those looking to reduce sugars in their diet, this might be a good choice because ultrafiltration can cut the sugar content in half to only 6 grams per serving.  Paragon Orthopedic Center is always encouraging patients to read their nutrition labels.  You might find the nutritional content of a higher protein milk very appealing and something you want to budget for to include in your diet.  Money is much better spent on foods to improve your health than a sugary/caffeinated drink some purchase every day with very little nutritional value.  We at Paragon Orthopedics want everyone to make calcium a priority to keep your bones as strong as possibly throughout your lifetime.  Don’t let weak bones be the reason you have orthopedic injuries and breaks.  Read more about high protein milks here: