We firmly believe that Dairy produce should have a key role in a modern, balanced diet. After all, our ancestors have relied on this key food and drink source for thousands of years.
Dairy is a source of calcium and Vitamin D as well as protein and other essential nutrients which provide phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, and Vitamins A & B12 too.
A recent study also found that people who had more than 2 servings of dairy products a day have a reduced risk of heart disease and strokes.
Here are some of the health benefits of Dairy, in a balanced diet:
Fermented dairy products such as yoghurt, culture drinks and kefir are some of the most common and easily available sources of probiotics. Probiotics are great! They help us maintain a natural balance in our digestive system.
Bone Health and Structure
Key ingredients for maintaining strong bones for life include weight-bearing exercise, vitamin D from safe sun exposure and yes, the part we like best – calcium-rich foods such as milk, cheese and yoghurt.
Dairy foods have a specific role to play in our dental health. They contain a unique combination of special anti-decay nutrients such as calcium, phosphorus and the protein, casein. Milk has also been linked to a reduction in cavities. Think Dairy, for Dental Health!
Maintaining Weight & Healthy Diet
If you’re working on your short-list of New Year Resolutions for 2020 and one of these includes losing a bit of weight, have a look at what our enthusiastic cousins Down Under are doing, in using dairy products to lose weight as a part of a calorie-controlled diet
And of course, including dairy into your diet helps to support local Dairy farmers and your local community. Alongside a healthy lifestyle, what more would you want?