Benefits of Dairy Foods

Carafe full of milk

Dairy foods are milk products containing the milk of mammals such as cows. They are healthy foods considered rich in nutrients as they serve a good amount of calcium, vitamin Ds and other essential nutrients. It is recommended for most people to have two to three cups of milk or milk foods every day. As with any food, far exceeding the recommended amount of daily intake is counter productive and may also be damaging. Dairy foods also provide crucial elements such as phosphorus, potassium, magnesium and vitamins A, B12 and riboflavin. Most people do not get enough of the recommended daily calcium and vitamin D intake. The unique package of vitamins and minerals means these dairy foods have some vital health benefits packed in their products. These vitamins are important as they help build bone mass leading the foundation for improved bone health throughout a person’s life. Another essential nutrient in milk is protein which is very important for many vital functions in our body especially involving human growth and development, cellular repair and immune system regulation.

Many dietary experts believe that the consumption of dairy foods is linked to an array of health advantages such as reduced risk of: heart disease, stroke, hypertension, type 2 diabetes, metabolic syndrome and colorectal cancer. The regular and normal consumption of dairy is also associated with a healthy and stable weight and has been shown to play a crucial role in sport and exercise performance for many people. We always advise that our potential customers check with their local doctors for lactose intolerance, if that is the case it would be better to avoid any consumption of dairy depending on the condition.