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About Milk

Milk is a staple food within the British diet and we consider it to be the finest natural product around. There is no other drink which contains as many natural nutrients as milk. Milk and other dairy foods are packed with nutrients which means they are an important component of a healthy diet.

These nutrients include:

  • Protein – Helps maintain healthy muscles and bones and vital for normal growth of bone in children
     

  • Calcium – Important for muscles and nerves, essential for maintaining healthy bones and teeth and normal bone growth in children.
     

  • Phosphorous – Important for bones and teeth and needed for the release of energy from food.
     

  • Potassium – Contributes to normal muscle and nerve functioning and is important in maintaining healthy blood pressure.
     

  • Iodine – Important for maintaining healthy skin and contributes to normal growth in children.
     

  • Vitamin B2 (Riboflavin) – Contributes to normal skin, vision and nerve functioning and helps to reduce tiredness and fatigue.
     

  • Vitamin B12 – Helps normal psychological and nerve function as well as contributing to normal functioning of the immune system.


 

Research has shown that milk and dairy products have an important role within healthy diets at all stages of life. To find out more visit The Dairy Council website at www.milk.co.uk

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