Each glass of milk provides nine essential nutrients, including three likely to be lacking in America’s diets – calcium, vitamin D and potassium. The recommended three servings each day will provide 90% of the recommended calcium, 75% of the recommended vitamin D and 33% of the recommended potassium. In fact, milk is the top food source of these three important nutrients.
People may avoid milk and other dairy products due to concerns about lactose intolerance, but eliminating these nutrient-rich foods may not only be unnecessary to manage the condition – it could impact diet and health, concludes a panel of experts assembled by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). MORE
Milk is the primary source of vitamin D in the American diet, supplying nearly half of all of the much-needed vitamin D. MORE
Even though two-thirds of adults and one-third of children in this country are overweight or obese, the topic of nutrition adequacy is often overlooked. Many Americans, including children and adolescents, are falling short of the essential nutrients they need. In fact, nine out of 10 Americans are missing key nutrients. This report explores the nation’s nutrient gap – the discrepancy between what we need and what we’re getting.
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