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Revealed -- number of calories in different types of milk

Love having a glass of milk every morning? Here's how many calories you consume.

Written by Tania Tarafdar |Updated : February 4, 2015 10:58 PM IST

Milk is a healthy beverage and can be a valuable part of your diet. Minerals such as calcium, potassium and magnesium found in it are helpful in lowering blood pressure. Calcium helps build teeth and bone health. Drinking 2 3 glasses of milk every day can prevent loss of bone health in women and elderly people. Here is a list of calcium and iron-rich foods.

Some people avoid consumption of milk, thinking it will add fat to their diet. But choosing the right variety from a range available in the market can be a healthy choice. If you want to consume fewer calories opt for low-fat or fat-free options. Double toned milk is an ideal choice for calorie-conscious people. Skimmed milk is low-fat and can be a good option for people who have high cholesterol and are on a weight loss diet. Full cream milk is packed with nutrients and can provide instant energy. Also read can drinking skimmed milk lead to obesity?

To give you an insight, here are calorie counts of different types of milk:

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  • Cow s milk: 1 glass = 167.8 cal
  • Buffalo s milk: 1 cup = 285.5 cal
  • Skimmed milk: 1 cup = 71.1 cal
  • Toned milk: 1 glass = 150 cal
  • Double-toned milk: 1 glass = 114 cal
  • Milk with Bournvita: 1 glass = 212.3 cal
  • Milkshake, thick chocolate: 1 container = 357 cal
  • Filter coffee with milk: 1 cup = 88.2 cal
  • Soymilk: 1 cup = 109.4 cal
  • Almond milk: 1 glass = 196.1 cal
  • Coconut milk: 1 cup = 1032 cal

These calories are calculated using HealthifyMe Calorie Counter, the world s first Indian nutrition tracker.

Avoid flavoured milk as it contains a lot of added sugar. Plain varieties of milk can be a healthier choice as they contain natural sugar lactose only. In case you are intolerant to lactose or vegan, you can opt for plant-based milk, such as almond, soy and coconut milk.

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