Milk can come from many different species of animal, with cow, sheep, and goat milk being the most popular. There are also many "milk alternatives" available now, such as soy milk, almond milk, coconut milk, hemp milk and more. Cow's milk also comes in many varieties including flavored varieties like strawberry or chocolate, lactose-free milks, milk with added omega-3s, hormone free or organic milks and reduced fat milk. And there are even some who drink human milk! (personally I'm a coconut girl)
One cup of milk is considered one serving. The nutritional breakdown of milk depends on the fat content. Whole milk, with 32.5% fat contains 146 calories, 8 grams of fat, 13 grams of carbs and 8 grams of protein in one cup. One cup of nonfat or skim milk has about 86 calories, 0 grams of fat, 12 grams of carbohydrate and 8 grams of protein
Milk is a source of 9 essential nutrients:
Interesting fact: Cleopatra took milk baths to help her skin stay soft and glowing.