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Milk: It (Still) Does a Body Good

milk LACTOSE-FREE IT (STILL) DOES A BODY GOOD Lactose intolerant? That doesn't mean you can't continue to reap the benefits of a cold, refreshing glass of milk or other dairy products. See what keeping milk in your regular diet can do for your body (hint: it's good). BENEFITS FOR Bones AND Beyond Milk is chock-full of vital nutrients like vitamins and protein that are good for your entire body. Ca helps build and maintain strong bones and teeth, plays an important role in nerve function, muscle contraction and blood clotting CALCIUM 30% DV PRO helps build and repair muscle tissue; high quality TEIN with all essential amino acids 16% DV K helps regulate the body's fluid balance and helps maintain normal blood pressure POTASSIUM 10% DV wor vith calcium vitamin D to help keep PHOSPHORUS bones strong 25% DV helps absorb calcium for healthy bones VITAMIN 30% DV B12 helps build red blood cells and helps maintain central nervous system VITAMIN 20% DV important for good vision, healthy skin and a healthy immune VITAMIN 10% DV B2 helps convert food into energy - a process cru- cial for exercising mus- cles RIBOFLAVIN 25% DV ВЗ important for the normal function of many enzymes in the body NIACIN 10% DV LACTOSE INTOLERANCE Making the Most Out of Milk People who are lactose intolerant don't have enough lactase, the enzyme that breaks down lacto- se (a sugar naturally found in milk), in their digestive system. If you are lactose intolerant, it's still possible to eat dairy foods – the key is to learn what works best for you. Low Fat There's an option to meet most needs in the dairy case ranging from lactose-free milk to natural cheeses and yogurt. You can also mix milk with other foods. Blend with fruit, include in Low Fat soups and cereal or drink milk with meals. Solid foods help slow digestion and allow the body more time to digest lactose. LOWFAT (1%) & LOWFAT (1%) LACTOSE-FREE milk milk Potasium 10% DV 12%DV 25% DV Vitamin D 25%DV 30%DV Calcium 30%DV Lactose-free milk is real cow's milk, just without the lactose. And it provides the same essential nutrients, including those that many people fall short on. *nutritional content may vary by brand THE HUFFINGTON POST ndc NATIONAL DAIRY COUNCIL Sources MyPlate, MilkPEP, USDA National Nutrient Database,Hood® National Dairy Council is not your health professional, and does not provide medical services or offer medical advice. It does not diagnose or treat actual or potential health problems. Content provided is solely educational and consultative in nature, helping individuals navigate health and diet-related issues, and is not intended in any way to replace the advice of licensed health care providers including, but not limited to, physicians, dietitians, physician assistants, nurses, or nutritionists. Please consult a doctor or other licensed health care provider with any questions or concerns you might have regarding your health or conditions.

Milk: It (Still) Does a Body Good

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Lactose intolerant? That doesn't mean you can't continue to reap the benefits of a cold, refreshing glass of milk or other dairy products.


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