Got Milk?

 

Did you know that 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.

 

Milk is most known for being a great source of calcium.  Do you know how much calcium you should be consuming in a day?  

 

Recommended Daily Allowance:

Age 4-8:  1000 mg

Age 9-18:  1300 mg

Age 19-50:  1000 mg

Age 51-70:  1000 mg for males and 1200 mg for females

 

Calcium Content of Foods:

1 cup of milk = 300 mg

1/2 cup of cottage cheese = 65 mg

1/2 cup of ice cream = 100 mg

1 cup of yogurt = 450 mg

1 oz mozzarella cheese = 200 mg

 

Go ahead and drink your milk!!  It does a body good!

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