The Best Things You Can Eat: Top 5 Dairy Superstars
Ready to maximize your diet? Ready to makeover your plate? With a lot of discussion about superfoods and getting the biggest nutrient-bang for your buck, now more than ever people want to choose the right food to benefit their body and their well-being. Which foods should you and your clients be choosing? In an attempt to cut through the confusion of social media and its fascination with listicles, I wrote the first-ever book dedicated to food rankings including the latest research on food and nutrition.
One small change could benefit you tremendously. Add in a little more dairy. Many of us don’t get our recommend three servings of dairy a day. That’s a shame when you consider how dairy foods could benefit your bones, your heart and your waistline. They may also reduce your risk of developing cardiovascular disease and type 2 diabetes. What are the best dairy foods? Here are my top 5:
- Hard Cheese: Not all cheeses are created equal! If you’re looking to get the most calcium in the smallest package, hard cheese is the way to go. Add the fact that hard cheese is also an excellent source of phosphorus and protein and you have a trio of bone health nutrients that benefit you lifelong.
- Kefir: It’s trending! This cross between yogurt and milk provides a sweet, tangy taste and natural probiotics that promote healthy digestion. Emerging research suggests that kefir may play a role in enhancing immune function, reducing inflammation and possibly inhibiting the growth of specific cancer cells.
- Milk: Milk does a body good in more ways that just protecting our bone structure. Milk and dairy foods may play a significant role in reducing colon cancer risk.
- Ricotta Cheese: The whey protein in ricotta cheese may help lower high blood pressure and reduce your risk of stroke. Why else is whey cool? Fermented whey protein has also been found to reduce the harmful bacteria H. pylori, which may benefit your digestive health.
- Yogurt: Of all the dairy foods, yogurt is the most concentrated in both potassium and calcium. The combination of these two minerals helps prevent bone loss. Also, making yogurt a part of a regular diet has shown benefits for immune function, digestion and oral health.
Eager to learn more? Here are the top 10 benefits of dairy foods. Want to share? Here’s one created just for your clients. Ready to put all of it in practice? Find some #DairyAmazing recipes here. Add a copy of The Best Things You Can Eat to your food and nutrition library!