Dairy Myth 6

Posted Feb 01, 2011 News & Notes,

Here's another Dairy Myth

Dairy Myth 6: If you take calcium supplements you don’t need milk.

Fact: Milk isn’t only a good source of calcium but it also provides other high quality nutrients such as high quality protein, Vitamins A, D, B12, riboflavin,; zinc; potassium and magnesium.

Fermented dairy foods such as yogurt also serve as an excellent carrier of probiotic organisms and prebiotics, which are important for gastrointestinal health. Taking supplements does not provide the enjoyment of drinking a cold glass of milk; pouring cold milk on a bowl of cereal for breakfast; eating a creamy delicious bowl of ice cream on a hot summer day; or enjoying the pleasure of a creamy cheese sauce on nachos, or melted cheese slices on a hamburger! (Zey Ustunol, Dept. of Food Science and Human Nutrition. April 2010 Michigan Dairy Review)

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