Dairy foods and milk are considered healthy as well as nutrient-rich because they provide good sources of vitamins D, A, B12, and riboflavin. Moreover, they are also the best sources of calcium, protein, magnesium, phosphorus, potassium and other essential nutrients.
Nutritionists say we need three servings of dairy a day to meet daily calcium requirements—helping us develop bone mass, improving our bone health throughout life. If you’re curious how dairy foods impact our health, here are some explanations:
- The calcium in milk can easily be absorbed and utilized in the body.
- The protein and vitamin D in dairy foods also contribute to bone and muscle health.
- Low-fat dairy foods, when paired with fruits and veggies, are as efficient as some known medicines in decreasing blood pressure among people with high blood pressure. In addition, it is proven to reduce risk of type-2 diabetes and cardiovascular complications.
- Yogurt and some cultured dairy products are said to contain probiotics, which are known to enhance the good bacteria in our stomach, boost health, and diminish risk of certain illnesses.
- Did you know that milk can better hydration? In a study published in 2007 by the British Journal of Nutrition, they claimed that milk is effective in hydrating the body.
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