Ever since I first became a vegetarian, back in the early 1970’s, I have relied on Dairy Products to keep up my health and strength. Of course I also became an avid organic gardener to supply fresh vegetables to my diet, planted fruit trees, started keeping bees, and learned how to cook with beans, rice and whole wheat flour. Not all of us have the luxury to live on the land, but all the ingredients for a healthy life are available in your local grocery store. We do not have to rely on the sinful practice of killing innocent animals to maintain our health.
Milk is such a miraculous food source! From it we get yogurt, butter, cheese’s, ghee etc., and all of it is delicious and filled with essential nutrients.
Packed with Essential Nutrients
Milk, cheese and yogurt are nutrient power houses! Three daily servings of dairy contribute to 3 out of the 4 under consumed nutrients of public concern ― calcium, vitamin D and potassium. The fourth is fiber, which can be found in foods like fruits, vegetables, whole grains and beans ― all foods that pair well with dairy! Vitamin A, Vitamin D and protein are also essential for a healthy immune function and are all found in dairy.
Every 8 ounce glass of milk delivers the following 13 essential nutrients:
- Calcium (25% Daily Value, or DV): Calcium helps build and maintain strong bones and teeth.
- Protein (16% DV): Protein helps build and repair muscle tissue.
- Vitamin D (15% DV): Vitamin D helps build and maintain strong bones and teeth.
- Phosphorus (20% DV): Phosphorus helps build and maintain strong bones and teeth, and support tissue growth.
- Vitamin A (15% DV): Vitamin A helps keep skin and eyes healthy, and helps promote growth.
- Riboflavin (35% DV): Riboflavin, also known as vitamin B2, helps your body use carbohydrates, fats and protein for fuel.
- Vitamin B12 (50% DV): Vitamin B12 helps with normal blood function and keeping the nervous system healthy.
- Pantothenic Acid (20% DV): Pantothenic Acid, also known as vitamin B5, helps your body use carbohydrates, fats and protein for fuel.
- Niacin (10% DV): Niacin is used in energy metabolism in the body.
- Zinc (10%): Zinc helps to maintain a healthy immune system, support normal growth and development, and maintain healthy skin.
- Selenium (10%): Selenium helps to maintain a healthy immune system, regulate metabolism and protect healthy cells from damage.
- Iodine (60%): Iodine is necessary for proper bone and brain development during pregnancy and infancy, and is linked to cognitive function in childhood.
- Potassium (10%): Potassium supports heart health and helps to maintain a healthy blood pressure, regulate body fluid balance and maintain normal muscle function.
Yogurt is packed with seven essential nutrients: protein, phosphorus, calcium, zinc, riboflavin, pantothenic acid and vitamin B12, and cheese delivers six essential nutrients: protein, phosphorus, calcium, niacin, vitamin A and vitamin B12
Essential Nutrients Text pasted from; drink-milk.com