National Dairy Month

It’s #TuesdayTips and this week we will be covering National Dairy Month. Every June since 1937, it has been celebrated or well used to promote drinking more milk. The National Dairy Council came out to also say that this is the perfect time to get the nutrients like calcium and potassium. Dairy products like milk contain nine essential nutrients which may help to better manage your weight, reduce your risk for high blood pressure, osteoporosis and certain cancers. Whether it’s protein to help build and repair the muscle tissue of active bodies or vitamin A to help maintain healthy skin, dairy products are a natural nutrient powerhouse.

What is a Dairy Product?

A Dairy Product is anything made from cow milk. That includes:

– Fluid Milk -> whole, 2%, 1%, flavored milk, heavy cream, half and half

– Butter

– Cultured Dairy – > yogurt, cheese, cottage cheese, Greek yogurt, sour cream

– Frozen Desserts -> ice cream, ice cream cake, novelty ice cream, sherbet, frozen yogurt, Ice milk

Whey and Casein are last on the list but not often considered.

Dairy Alternatives

Not everyone can digest Dairy well, which is called being lactose intolerant. There are alternatives to use instead. Some are based on location but they are usually more expensive due to needing a different facility. The alternatives are used from

– Rice

-Almond

-Cashew

-Soy

-Hemp

-Flax

-Coconut

-Goat

-Camel

-Yak

– Buffalo

-Reindeer

Comment down below what your favor Dairy or Dairy Alternative product is.

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