“Dairy’s Powerful Nutrient Package Fuels Your Body, Not Just Your Bones”
Are you getting 3 servings a day of nutrient-rich dairy products? Dairy foods contain essential nutrients – calcium, potassium, and protein to name a few – and research indicates that including dairy in your diet can reduce the risk of several diseases:
Osteoporosis – Dairy foods contribute the highest levels of calcium from any food group.
Obesity – Many people shun dairy foods in an effort to lose weight. But there are many low-fat, low calorie options, so feel free to include skim milk, low-fat yogurt, and reduced fat cheeses in your diet.
High Blood Pressure – Potassium is a key nutrient in heart health, and dairy products are encouraged in the DASH diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension).