5 reasons to love milk

In honor of National Dairy Month, here are five more reasons to love milk:

1. It’s a Nutrient Powerhouse. Milk is the top food source for three out of the four nutrients Americans are most lacking – including calcium, vitamin D and potassium. All milk – including fat free, lowfat or organic – has 9 essential nutrients, including B vitamins for energy, vitamin A for a healthy immune system plus several bone-building nutrients.swimming-pool-boost-2

2. It Ups the Protein Ante in the Morning. While many experts now recommend 25-30 grams of protein at each meal, the average breakfast plate only contains 13 grams. Add an 8 oz. glass of milk to your eggs or Greek yogurt and get an extra 8 grams of high-quality protein!

3. It is not Easily Replaced. It’s hard to get the nutrients you need without real dairy milk in your diet. Dairy milk has 8 times the protein of almond milk and rice milks, which can contain a long list of ingredients, including added sugar, salt and thickeners.street-dancer-boost-2

4. Protein Power for Your Dollar. Milk is one of the best protein bargains for your dollar. For about 25 cents per glass, milk packs 8 grams of protein in every 8 ounce glass. This calculates to around 32 grams of high-quality protein per dollar! That’s a big protein bang for your buck.14_ml_milk_glass-4p-2

5. It’s Wholesome, Real and Local. Did you know 97 percent of dairy farms are still family-owned and operated? Little handling is done from farm to fridge – and that’s why you can trust the milk you buy at the store is safe and wholesome.

 

Information from MilkPEP

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A mix of realism, humor, tips and delicious recipes. I am a mother, wife, passionate sewer and registered dietitian. I want to show people that food is medicine and getting back in the kitchen is the key to health. I love everything about food: gardening, shopping, cooking and most of all, EATING! Notice that "dishes" isn't on that list.... Food isn't perfect. It nourishes our minds, bodies and souls! As a blogger, journalist, speaker and broadcast professional, I enjoy talking about food and nutrition for websites, television, radio, magazines, and newspapers. I also work with companies to provide customized nutrition education and recipe development.
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