Eating a well-balanced, healthy diet is an important part of maintaining good health and helps to prevent long-term diseases such as heart disease, strokes, diabetes and much more. A healthy diet will also give your body the nutrients it needs to function correctly. A well-balanced diet should include fruit, vegetables, grains, protein foods and dairy.
The importance of dairy products.
Dairy products are important sources of several nutrients that contribute towards a healthy life. The two main nutrients that come from dairy are Calcium and Protein.
Calcium is needed to maintain strong bones and to help your muscles move, calcium also helps the nerves in your body to carry messages between the brain and body parts.
Protein contributes to the maintenance of bones as well as helping the growth and maintenance of muscles.
You can find out more information on the benefits of dairy products and the nutrients they provide on the Dairy UK website: https://www.milk.co.uk/nutritious-dairy/
Facts about Dairy Products:
Dairy products are one of the basic building blocks of sustainable diets in most countries. It provides balanced nutrition that contributes significantly to the body’s need for energy.
Milk is not just good for children; the nutrients are useful for all ages across life stages.
Calcium in 1 glass of milk is equal to 63 brussels sprouts, 11 servings of spinach and 4 servings of broccoli.
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