Milk is bursting with goodness. With 15 essential nutrients, milk can help strengthen bones, boost your immunity, support a healthy heart and get rid of a few kilos.
Drinking one glass of milk will give you as much protein as an egg, as much carbohydrate as a quarter cup of rice and the same calcium as four cups of broccoli.
The New Zealand Dietary Guidelines recommend we consume two or three servings of dairy every day.
What makes dairy so good?
- For bone formation and maintenance of strong healthy bones and teeth
- Helps reduce blood pressure
- Important for normal muscle and nerve function
- Milk and dairy products are one of the most readily dietary sources of calcium
- Dairy protein is particularly high in quality - providing all of the amino acids essential for good health
- Promotes growth and development
- Increases satiety (leaves you feeling fuller for longer) and may help in weight management
- Important for immunity
- Enhances muscle development and strength
- Essential for tissue repair
- Essential for formation of strong bones and teeth
- Vital role in the blood, nervous and enzyme systems
- Works with B vitamins to release energy from food
- Important for transmitting nerve impulse
- Assists with blood pressure control
- Part of many enzyme systems
- Helps calcium absorption and retention
- Important part of the mineral structure of bones and teeth
- Important for transfer of energy around the body
- Essential for all cells in the body
- Helps overall growth and development
- Important for wound healing
- Maintains healthy immune system
- Helps release energy from food
- Important for healthy eyes and skin
- Releases the energy from food to maintain daily activities
- Maintains healthy skin
- Important for proper visual and immune function