June 12, 2007
National Dairy Month
June is National Dairy Month, a 30-day reminder to make sure you're eating and drinking the dairy products you need.
MyPyramid.gov recommends consuming 3 cups of milk per day for calcium and vitamin D to build strong, healthy bones and help prevent a decrease in bone mass. Milk keeps your tooth enamel strong, too.
Be creative. You don't have to just drink milk. Eat products that are made with milk to get the same benefits. Incorporate low-fat dairy products into every meal and you'll see it's not hard to reach your recommended amount.
For example, you can add cheese to your morning omelet or low-fat milk to oatmeal. Try cottage cheese or plain yogurt with fruit for a snack with lunch. Look to ethnic cuisines for recipes with different cheeses than you're used to, such as queso blanco in Mexican food.
Posted by Lisa at June 12, 2007 7:51 AM
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