THE WHITE STUFF
Milk is one of the most nutrient-dense food products on the planet, it contains an abundance of Essential vitamins and minerals:
Calcium - builds healthy bones & teeth; maintains bone mass
Protein - serves as a source of energy; builds/repairs muscle tissue
Potassium - helps maintain a healthy blood pressure
Phosphorus - helps strengthen bones & generate energy.
Vitamin B12 - maintains healthy red blood cells & nerve tissue.
Vitamin A - maintains the immune system; helps maintain normal vision and skin.
Riboflavin (B2) - converts food into energy
Niacin - metabolises sugars and fatty acids.
Countless studies are continuing to show that a lack of dairy intake in Western diets is leading to chronic health burdens.
We encourage all consumers to do their own research, but here are a number of peer-reviewed journal articles to get you started:
Journal of Food and Nutrition Research: 'Milk and dairy products: good or bad for human health? An assessment of the totality of scientific evidence'
Journal of Public Health and Nutrition: 'The association between dairy food intake and the incidence of diabetes in Australia: the Australian Diabetes Obesity and Lifestyle Study (AusDiab)'
Journal of Nutrition: 'Consuming the daily recommended amounts of dairy products would reduce the prevalence of inadequate micronutrient intakes in the United States: diet modeling study based on NHANES 2007–2010'
Our Push For Clearer milk Labelling
Recently Dairy Connect has embarked on a push towards achieving better distinguished labelling of dairy, to remove the confusion surrounding traditional milk and milk-based products with their plant-based imitations.
How to support Aussie farmers at the supermarket
In the coming months Dairy Connect Will be Helping Aussie consumers choose the right Milks and dairy Products to support a sustainable local industry.
In the meantime, some existing resources are available via the links below (views are their own):