9 Essential Nutrients from Calcium to Protein

July 10, 2013

Many people have grown up hearing milk is good for their health, but some may never have learned exactly why.

While some may know that milk is an excellent source of calcium, which helps build and maintain strong bones, it is actually a source of nine essential nutrients that benefit the body in other ways, too.

Milk is such a great source of nutrients that it is recommended that people consume three servings of low-fat or fat-free dairy, such as milk, cheese or yogurt, each day. Good thing there are many delicious options!

Here’s a look at what adding milk to your regular diet can do for you:




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