Dairy for a Healthier Lifestyle

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Milk is one of the most common dairy products

Dairy products are a type of food produced from or containing the milk of mammals.

They are a valuable part of those foods most of us consider as healthy foods.

They are primarily produced from mammals such as cattle, water buffaloes, goats, sheep, and camels.

Dairy products include foods such as cream, butter, cheese, formula, and yogurt.

Dairy products are consumed worldwide, except for most of East and Southeast Asia and parts of central Africa.

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There are alternatives for those with lactose intolerance and allergies

Dairy products can cause problems for individuals who have lactose intolerance or a milk allergy.

People who experience lactose intolerance usually prefer to avoid milk and other lactose-containing dairy products, as they may cause symptoms such as abdominal pain, bloating, diarrhea, gas, and nausea.

Nowadays, there are plant-based alternatives that you can use as a substitute for dairy products.

Dairy Products Offer Great Benefits

Dairy products are controversial these days. One common argument against dairy products is that it's unnatural to consume them.

But the truth is that some cultures have been consuming dairy regularly for thousands of years.

Many studies document how our genes have adapted to accommodate dairy products in the diet.

Packed with nutrients

Dairy products are very nutritious. But nutrient composition varies by dairy type. Dairy from grass-fed or pasture-raised cows contains more fat-soluble vitamins and beneficial fatty acids.

Dairy products like milk, yogurt, cheese, and cottage cheese, are good sources of calcium, which helps maintain bone density and reduces the risk of bone fractures.

There are numerous other highly important micronutrients in milk and dairy products, such as vitamins, essential amino acids, and trace minerals. More than 250 chemical compounds have been identified in milk.

All Our Dairy Categories

Below you'll find all our different dairy categories filled with information and inspiration.

Milk For A Healthier Lifestyle

In this category, we cover one of the most common forms of dairy, milk.

Cow's milk is still the most common milk to drink, but there are several different types of milk that you can choose.

Choose a healthier alternative!

Read how milk can help you achieve and maintain a healthier lifestyle in Milk for a Healthier Lifestyle

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