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    Default Milk is food. How about juice?

    Hi,

    Although both are liquids, milk is considered food, while (natural) juice is not. I know this is not strictly a question relating to English, but rather the work of dieticians. I also know milk contains nutrients which are important for our body, but so does the juice of many fruits.

    So... could anyone give me a hint of this different consideration?


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    Default Re: Milk is food. How about juice?

    I'd think of them both as food- if something has nutrients, it's food to me. (Not a scientist)

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    Default Re: Milk is food. How about juice?

    Milk is considered a food because it comes from an animal and contains protien, carbohydrates, and fat.

    Juice, on the other hand, comes from fruit. Juice has nutrients too, but not all three macronutrients.

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    Default Re: Milk is food. How about juice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Natalie1991 View Post
    Milk is considered a food because it comes from an animal and contains protien, carbohydrates, and fat.

    Juice, on the other hand, comes from fruit. Juice has nutrients too, but not all three macronutrients.
    Then you mean that anything not containing all three macronutrients is not considered food?
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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    Default Re: Milk is food. How about juice?

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I'd think of them both as food- if something has nutrients, it's food to me. (Not a scientist)
    Exactly. Milk and juice are both food because both can be used for the formation of ATP (adenosine triphosphate). Granted, not many molecules of ATP can be formed from the average quantity of juice that you drink each day, but still, it is nevertheless food.
    Last edited by Chicken Sandwich; 19-Jul-2012 at 17:30.

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    Default Re: Milk is food. How about juice?

    I thought that this was going to be easier, it seems that you need a Phd in biology to know the answer.

    Interesting answers.

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    Default Re: Milk is food. How about juice?

    Quote Originally Posted by hwd2109 View Post
    Hello

    Milk is food and juice is fruits.


    Sonja
    From your statement, it follows you don't consider fruit to be food either.
    Please be aware that I'm neither a native English speaker nor a teacher.

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