Do you drink enough milk? According to the Australian Health Survey, 9 out of 10 Australians are not drinking enough milk.
Lion, Dairy & Drinks have also released data identifying that 20% are not aware that they need to be consuming at least three serves of dairy a day. A further 63% admitted that they are just ‘udderly’ confused about the conflicting dietary recommendations and arguments made about milk and dairy.
If you don’t drink enough of the creamy drink, you can increase intake by simply drinking your daily latte, having milk in cereal and incorporating cheese into your sandwiches.
With World Milk Day occurring on June 1, Milk Loves You Back has been launched to make a difference and celebrate the amazing benefits contained in milk. Most notably the eight essential nutrients it contains!
Here are all eight nutritional benefits and what they do for you:
The most common and well known fact is milk’s calcium benefits.
Milk contains the ideal calcium to help maintain strong bones and teeth, something that is essential throughout adulthood.
Vitamin B5 is an essential nutrient that helps reduce signs of fatigue and tiredness.
The vitamin helps keep sharp and alert. Something we all apreciate!
Another vital mineral that helps in the growth and maintenance of bones.
Just like calcium, it benefits both you bones and teeth.
Well known for the growth and development of muscles, protein can also surprisingly be found in milk. Protein also helps maintain healthy bones.
Brainpower! This essential nutrient is naturally found within milk and dairy products.
Not only does it help your skin, it also nourishes brain development and cognition.
Just like Vitamin B5, Vitamin B12 is famous for helping battle fatigue.
It helps you feel less tired and helps keep up energy levels.
While they say carrots are great for your eyes, so is milk.
Robflavin (Vitamin B2) helps maintain good vision and supports energy release from food intake.
Water levels and electrolytes are perfectly balanced thanks to potassium.
It is especially essential in supporting kids with growth and development as it help maintain healthy nerve and muscle function.