March 9, 2005
The New Dietary Guidelines: One step at a time. Dairy.
Drink your milk: The guidelines upped the ante on dairy, recommending 3 cups of low-fat or fat-free milk per day (or an equivalent amount of yogurt or cheese). Dairy foods supply many of the vitamins and minerals the guidelines said were chronically low in American diets: calcium, vitamin D, potassium, magnesium and vitamin A.
* Start your day with dairy: whole-grain cereal and milk, fruit and yogurt or an omelet with part-skim mozzarella.
* When making a run for coffee, order a large skim latte - but hold the sugar.
* Swap your soda at lunch for a glass of skim milk.
* Whip up a smoothie made with milk, fresh fruit and a few ice cubes. Or try a cut-up frozen banana instead of the ice.
* Stock up on individually wrapped string cheese for snacks.
3 cups per day
1 cup serving equals:
l 1 cup low-fat/fat-free milk or yogurt
l 1 1/2 ounces low-fat or fat-free natural cheese
l 2 ounces low-fat or fat-free processed cheese
Posted by Lisa at March 9, 2005 10:00 AM
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