Dairy products are “MOOVELOUS”

Dairy, is the d-word in the vocabulary of most health enthusiasts! Why, you may ask?

Because dairy products are rich in nutrients which hold a host of “moovelous” health benefits for both children and adults.

Let’s kick it off with calcium; the key nutrient in dairy.

Did you know adults require at least 1,100 mg of calcium daily? The easiest way to achieve this is by consuming one glass of milk per day.

National Institutes of Health* confirm that a glass of milk contains approximately 300 mg of calcium.

Dairy products include the following: Vitamin D, potassium and phosphorous. Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium and improves immune function. Dairy also lowers the risk of certain types of cancer.

Protein is another key ingredient in dairy that we benefit from. Protein improves and repairs muscle tissue, builds immunity, improves bone health and is effective in weight management. Dairy also lowers the chances of contracting certain diseases, such as cancer, high blood pressure, and consuming dairy products can help us avoid suffering a stroke.

According to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, dairy lowers the risk of Type 2 diabetes by 23%. **

Surprisingly, gut health is also improved when we consume fermented dairy products such as yoghurt and kefir, because they contain probiotics.

As you can see, dairy products are an excellent source of crucial nutrients in our bodies and this is why we say: Dairy is Moovelous!

Start your journey to better health by drinking a glass of milk, today!

Contact Candice De Mendonca, your resident HPR sports nutritionist, for advice.