Benefits of Eating More Dairy Products

Eating More Dairy ProductsThe older you get, the more you realize that the meals you had growing up were maybe not so bad after all.

While Mom may not have had the resources about nutrition that are available to you today, especially via the internet, she really did know her stuff when you think about it.  So, where did Mom learn about the types of foods that make up the food pyramid – perhaps in her home economics class?  If you look back on meals when you were a youngster versus the suggested food groups to include in your daily diet, you might just concede that Mom was a smarter cookie than you ever gave her credit for.

For example, she filled your tummy with nutritious food, based on the five recommended food groups, a chart which really has not varied much through the years, and which guidelines are currently found at www.choosemyplate.gov and are listed below:

  • Vegetables (including legumes/beans);
  • Fruits (all fruits and juices);
  • Grains (mostly wholegrain and/or high-fiber cereal and bread);
  • Protein (lean meats and poultry, fish, eggs, tofu, nuts/seeds and legumes/beans); and
  • Dairy (milk, yogurt, cheese and/or alternatives, mostly reduced fat).

Indeed you are what you eat, and a diet consisting of these foods will give you the nutrition needed to stay healthy from youth to old age.
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Health Benefits of Milk

Health Benefits of MilkTraditionally, milk is known for being good for teeth and bones. When you don’t have the time to pack lunch for the kids you don’t hesitate to remind them to buy milk. When did milk become the drink of choice for healthy teeth and bones? In fact, milk was so popular in America during the 50s and 60s that there was an occupation dedicated to delivering milk to homes. This healthy beverage continued momentum during the “Got Milk” ad campaign in the 90s and featured famous celebrities, including Britney Spears. Here you will find out why milk is still a recommended drink by dentists in Clearwater.
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