The Consumer Education Project of Milk SA

Why dairy nutrients are good for you

Brain:

There has found to be a link between dairy product intake and the concentration of glutathione in brain tissue

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Muscle:

The protein in dairy is powerful and supplies the building blocks for growth, repair and maintenance.

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Weight:

Dairy intake and calcium from dairy have desirable links with weight management.

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Bones:

The calcium found in dairy helps build and maintain strong bones

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Blood pressure:

Increased consumption of low-fat dairy foods are recommended

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Heart:

Recent studies have found the beneficial effects of milk and dairy products with regard to cardiovascular health.

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Diabetes:

An adequate intake of a variety of foods that are high in elements known to influence the outcome of disease, such as dairy products, may significantly reduce the risk of type 2 diabetes.

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Metabolic syndrome:

Dairy products are continuously being shown to contribute significantly to nutrient intake and overall diet quality and balance.

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