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How Much Sugar Is In Milk?

January 21, 2016

There are about 12 grams of natural sugar (lactose) in each 8-ounce glass, which is about the same amount of natural sugar you would find in one small banana.

So is the sugar in milk bad for you? No. As part of a well-balanced diet, experts suggest looking at the full nutrient package when making food choices, and avoiding foods with high levels of added sugars but limited nutrient value. Many foods and beverages with naturally occurring sugars like milk or fruit contain vitamins and minerals, protein or fiber we need. For example, milk contains nine essential nutrients including 8 grams of high-quality protein in every cup.

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