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If you’re looking for nutritious foods to recommend to patients and clients, we are here to help you feel confident about dairy by sharing science. Experts acknowledge the unique nutrient package milk, cheese and yogurt provide – with health benefits supported by decades of research. Dairy is also one of the most affordable and delicious sources of nutrition, making it a win-win for the budget-conscious as well as picky eaters.
Here’s more about dairy’s essential role in health and wellness for patients at every stage of life.
Dairy’s Health Benefits
Healthy eating has lifelong benefits. Decades of established research support dairy as an essential part of a healthy plate. Enjoying dairy foods can help clients get the nutrients they need, not to mention dairy’s positive impact on bones, heart, diabetes risk reduction, weight management and more.
From its affordability and nutrient-richness to the efficient and environmentally-friendly ways farm families produce it, dairy is proving to be pivotal in the search for sustainable nutrition solutions.
- See what our experts are saying about dairy sustainability
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Healthy eating doesn’t have to be boring. Dairy is a crowd favorite that happens to be packed with nutrients – and its many unique culinary properties help it shine in a variety of recipes. From milk to cheese to yogurt, dairy tends to make everything taste better.
Nutrition is particularly crucial for athletes, who are always pushing their bodies to do more. Whether elite or weekend warrior, athletes of all levels and ages can embrace dairy’s essential nutrients to fuel both workout and recovery. From the bioavailability and high-quality protein in all dairy to chocolate milk as the ideal recovery drink, dairy offers powerful fuel and has the science to back it.
Lactose intolerance doesn’t have to mean dairy avoidance. Too many people give up the crucial nutrients dairy provides if they have trouble digesting it. Nutrition experts recommend working with individuals to keep dairy in the diet even if they have lactose intolerance. A little education can help them rediscover their favorite dairy foods – without the discomfort.