Milk is rich in calcium and many vitamins, including B2, B12, A, and D.
Dairy is especially helpful in building and maintaining strong bones, preventing osteoporosis (brittle and weak bones), and preventing many communicable diseases.
Milk naturally contains fat. Some may refer to it as “bad fat.” However, recent evidence suggests that it is not as bad as we thought. Milk, yoghurt and low-fat cheeses can be beneficial to our health. High-fat cheeses or high-salt cheeses can be harmful to your health.
How can you check if cheeses are high in fat?
|Eat/drink about 2 - 3 servings of dairy daily|
Hard cheese (high fat)
1 tablespoon shredded
(about 1 matchbox)
Soft cheese (low fat)
(about 2 matchboxes)
Have you ever wondered why some people cannot drink milk or eat soft cheeses without saying that they have a “messy stomach” or have problem with “gases”? The main culprit is lactose!
If you are lactose intolerant, here’s how to deal with it:
You can get salt in two forms: table salt and salt found naturally in foods
Salt is necessary for your body to function properly, but eating too much salt can lead to hypertension.
Consume about 5 grams daily (about a teaspoon).
To reduce it: