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Benefits of milk products
Milk products are an important part of a healthy diet. They provide up to 16 nutrients with benefits not limited to healthy bones and teeth. They contribute to normal growth and keep the body functioning properly. Here you’ll learn the importance of these essential nutrients and the benefits of getting your recommended daily servings of milk products.
Amazingly tasty and full of essential nutrients
As with all other milk products, cheese is a natural source of several essential nutrients. Cheddar, Mozzarella and Swiss cheeses contain as many as 9, including calcium, vitamin A, niacin and vitamin B12.
Bone and tooth development, maintenance of night vision, normal growth, red blood cell formation... the list of benefits associated with the nutrients that can be found in cheese goes on and on.
Tip to consume your daily servingsPrepare 50 g (1 ½ oz) servings of cheese to take with you. Enjoy them with pieces of fresh fruit or vegetables. Get more milk product tips
Cheese, part of a healthy diet
While it's important to make sure that we don't consume too much fat, it's equally important to get all the nutrients we need every day. Cheese can be a higher source of fat that other milk products. However, its high overall nutrient content makes it a valuable food that can be enjoyed in moderation.
There's a wide variety of cheeses on the market, with various levels of fat content - read the labels to find the ones that better suit your needs and taste.