Humans started enjoying milk centuries before the invention of the cookie. The oldest evidence found by archaeologists shows that in Europe and Asia, we've been drinking it all the way back to the Bronze Age (3,000 BC). These early ancestors may not have known about milk's health benefits, but thanks to the invention of science, we know a nutrient-rich, 8-ounce glass of cow's milk offers eight grams of high-quality protein and nine essential nutrients including calcium, B vitamins, potassium, vitamin D and more. Dairy milk’s health benefits, from weight management to bone health, are backed by decades of credible research and data.
Today's supermarket offers a large and ever-changing array of non-dairy milk alternatives derived from oat bran, soy, almond and more. With so many options to consider, it can be challenging to know what's best for you and your family. But in terms of nutrition, value and taste, the ancients had it right — vast evidence proves dairy milk's unique benefits.
Fresh and all-natural milk from cows raised on California farms is a convenient source of nine essential nutrients, without any artificially processed ingredients — for less than 25 cents a serving. Even with their much higher price, substitutes can't capture the distinctive taste and feel you only get from real dairy milk. Natural and not fortified, nothing else compliments so many foods and drinks, from your morning breakfast cereal to your 3 p.m. coffee all the way to a warm mug at midnight.