Got milk? Let's check the fridge, but why are we still asking that question? The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommends three servings per day; however arguments against dairy are mounting. We can get the same nutrients from fruits and veggies, milk products don't protect against fractures, and one quarter of Americans can’t even digest dairy. This video from Vox explains how dairy became a cornerstone of the American diet, and why you don't actually need it. 

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