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Milk - It Does the Whole Body Good

December 26, 2019

Milk – It Does the Whole Body Good

We have all seen the national ad “Milk – It Does a Body Good”.   The slogan is absolutely true!  There are so many nutritional benefits of drinking milk. There are many nutrients that support good bone and muscle health.  Here are 9 essential nutrients in milk that benefit our overall health:

Calcium:   Builds healthy bones and teeth; maintains bone mass
Protein:    Services as a source of energy; builds and repairs muscle tissue 
Potassium:   Helps maintain a healthy blood pressure
Phosphorus:    Helps strengthen bones and generate energy
Vitamin D:   Helps maintain bones
Vitamin B12:  Maintains healthy red blood cells and nerve tissue
Vitamin A:  Maintains the immune system; helps maintain normal vision and skin
Riboflavin (B2):  Converts food into energy
Niacin:  Metabolizes sugars and fatty acids

As you can see, the benefits of the nutrients in milk contribute to our overall health and wellness in a big way.  Even lower fat milk or chocolate milk will contain beneficial nutrients.  So be sure to include a glass of milk with one of your meals or add to a snack, especially for strong bones and teeth!  Let's see those milk mustaches today!

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