Are you getting enough?
Many scientific studies have demonstrated that a balanced diet, with adequate milk products, could help achieve and maintain a healthy weight as well as play a role in the prevention of health problems such as osteoporosis, hypertension and colon cancer. As chiropractors we specialize in maintaining healthy bone structure so here is information on how you can help your bones!
Recommended number of servings
|Age||Milk and Alternatives|
Suggested Servings Sizes
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|cheese||½ cup grated cheese|
Vital for healthy bones, the calcium contained in milk products contributes to the prevention of osteoporosis. Other nutrients present in milk also play a crucial role: Vitamins D and A, phosphorus, magnesium and protein. Good bone health starts early in childhood and is maintained through life so choose a balanced lifestyle with physical activity and healthy eating. Avoid tobacco and overconsumption of alcohol, salt and coffee.
Hypertension, sometimes called “the silent killer” because its symptoms go unnoticed, is one of the leading causes of death in developed countries. Scientific studies show that a diet rich in fruits, vegetables and adequate dairy products may contribute to reducing high blood pressure. The mechanisms associated with this positive effect on blood pressure are related to the calcium, potassium and magnesium found in milk. Milk also contains bioactive peptides that appear to have a beneficial effect on hypertension.
Less that 20% of women over the age of 50 consume their daily recommended number of mild products!
Numerous scientific studies suggest that consuming mild, as part of a balanced diet, could help reduce the risk of colon cancer due to the protective effects of Calcium and Vitamin D present in milk (1).