June is National Dairy Month!

“National Dairy Month is a great way to start the summer with nutrient-rich dairy foods. From calcium to potassium, dairy products like milk contain nine essential nutrients which may help to better manage your weight, reduce your risk for high blood pressure, osteoporosis and certain cancers. Whether it’s protein to help build and repair the muscle tissue of active bodies or vitamin A to help maintain healthy skin,¬†dairy products are a natural nutrient powerhouse. Those are just a few of the reasons that you should celebrate dairy not just in June, but all year long.”
-International Dairy Foods Association

Are you aware of these other dairy facts?

  1. An eight-ounce glass of milk, one-ounce of most cheeses and an eight-ounce container of yogurt have as much protein as one egg.
  2. Yogurt contains live and active cultures, or probiotics. Probiotics can help maintain a healthy digestive system.
  3. Cheese contributes high-quality protein as well as calcium, phosphorus and vitamin A to the diet.

Now that you know, kick off your summer with nutrient-rich dairy foods and put your new knowledge to work for your health!

http://blogs.usda.gov/2015/06/04/let-the-good-times-flow-for-national-dairy-month/#more-58826