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The Goodness of Milk

We all know that milk is a great source of calcium, but there’s so much more to it than that! Milk and dairy products are high in several essential nutrients, including vitamins and minerals to help support normal growth and development.

Nutrients in Milk

What are the key nutrients found in milk, and what do they do for our bodies?

Protein:

Milk contains high-quality protein, which amongst other benefits helps to:

  • Build and maintain muscles.
  • Support normal growth and development.

One glass of milk contains 7 essential vitamins and minerals. Vitamins and minerals are also known as micronutrients.

Calcium:

  • Helps with the normal development and maintenance of bones and teeth.
  • Contributes to normal blood clotting.
  • Contributes to normal muscle function and neurotransmission.

Phosphorus:

  • Together with calcium, helps with normal maintenance and development of bones.
  • Together with B vitamins, helps the body to release energy from the food we eat.

Zinc:

  • Contributes to the normal function of the immune system.
  • Is important to support normal growth and development.

Vitamin A:

  • Contributes to the maintenance of skin and vision.
  • Contributes to the normal function of the immune system.

Potassium:

  • Helps with normal control of blood pressure.
  • Contributes to the normal functioning of the immune system.

Magnesium:

  • Helps with the normal functioning of the muscles and nervous system.

Vitamin B2 and Vitamin B12:

  • Helps the body release energy from the food we eat.
  • Contributes to the normal function of the immune system.

Enjoy milk daily as part of a balanced diet.