Just in time for National Dairy Month, we help set the record straight about what to look for in your supermarket dairy case.
Dairy milk is a wholesome and nutritious choice that provides more than 20 different essential nutrients, including protein, calcium, potassium and vitamin D. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend three servings of dairy daily for children and adults. Unfortunately, most adults, children and teens don’t drink enough milk to meet these recommendations.
A serving of milk is one cup and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans recommend fat-free or low-fat options. People who skip out on dairy foods are often deficient in calcium, vitamin D and potassium. Dairy milk is not only great for healthy bones and teeth, it’s heart-healthy because potassium-rich foods like milk help neutralize the blood pressure-rising effects of sodium in the diet. In fact, studies sponsored by the National Institutes of Health reveal that following a dairy-rich DASH diet helps lower blood pressure by double-digits.
To help you get your three-a-day dairy servings, start your day with this protein-packed berry-avocado smoothie. It has 10 grams of protein and plenty of filling fiber from berries, avocados and flaxseeds to keep you satisfied.
Which Brand of Milk is Best?
You’ve probably noticed a lot of new options in the dairy case at your supermarket and may not know which is best. DairyPure is backed by an exclusive Five-Point Purity Promise. DairyPure Milk contains no artificial growth hormones, is tested for antibiotics and is continually tested to ensure you are buying a high-quality dairy product.
Nonfat, Low-Fat or Whole Milk: How DairyPure Milk Stacks Up Nutritionally
Wondering if you should drink skim, low-fat or whole milk? All are wholesome choices and vary in total and saturated fat, and calories. However, essential nutrients like calcium, vitamin D, vitamin A, potassium and protein are the same. For example, DairyPure 1% Lowfat Milk has 110 calories, 2.5 grams of fat and 8 grams of protein and meets 30 percent of your calcium, 25 percent of your vitamin D and 10 percent of your vitamin A requirements. DairyPure Fat Free Milk has 90 calories, 0 grams of fat and 8 grams of protein and has the same amount of vitamins and minerals.
DairyPure Milk contains no artificial growth hormones and is the only milk backed by a PurityPromise, so you’ll know you’re serving your family fresh, quality milk. For more information, visit DairyPure.com
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Values based on an 8-oz serving and available at DairyPure.