As you may or may not know June is officially dairy month. National Dairy month was created to remind people the value milk and other dairy products have. You may be seeing more grocery stores and other retailers running more ads than normal to steer you toward the dairy isle. Don't be bashful milk is great for you at all ages. Here are some of the reasons why you should trade that soda at dinner for a tall cold glass of natures most perfect food:
- Obesity - Lowfat dairy foods such as milk, yogurt and cheese, may help control body fat, according to several studies.
- Women who consumed the most calcium and ate at least 3 servings of dairy foods per day were 80% less likely to be obese than those with the lowest intake.
- A lowfat diet providing 3 servings of lowfat dairy products and 8 to 10 servings of fruits and vegetables, significantly lowers blood pressure as much as some medications, especially when combined with a low sodium intake.
- The results of a study published in The New England Journal of Medicine show calcium may help reduce the risk of colon tumors.