With all of the conflicting media these days, it’s difficult to determine which facts about nutrition are true, and which are misconstrued. We know sometimes people wonder “Is milk bad for you?”
We connected with the experts at National Dairy Council to learn more about milk’s role in the diet – and the studies that support that. They shared that there are a number of reasons that milk is good for you. Healthy eating styles, which include low-fat and fat-free dairy foods, are linked to improved bone health, especially in children and adolescents, and reduced risk of certain diseases such as cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes. Milk also provides a powerhouse of nine essential nutrients, including calcium, protein, potassium, phosphorus, vitamins A and vitamin D (just to name a few!). Lastly, milk is the No. 1 food source of those nine essential nutrients for children and six essential nutrients for adults in the U.S.
We also realize that some folks may live with lactose intolerance. If that’s the case, there are still ways for you to try to help incorporate some of your favorite dairy foods into your day. Wondering if you may have a milk allergy? Here’s some more information that may help.
Wondering why else you should keep dairy in your diet? Check out our post here.