Dairy Food Group
Why is it important?
Milk and dairy foods are healthy foods and considered nutrient-rich because they serve as good sources of calcium and vitamin D as well as protein and other essential nutrients. They provide phosphorus, potassium, magnesium, and vitamins A, B12, and riboflavin.
What is osteoporosis? How can you prevent it?
Osteoporosis is a medical condition in which the bones become brittle and fragile from loss of tissue, typically as a result of hormonal changes, or deficiency of calcium or vitamin D.
You can prevent this disease by weight-bearing exercise and a diet rich in calcium and vitamin D.
5 Healthy Food Choices
- Whole Milk
"Osteoporosis." - Mayo Clinic. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Oct. 2015.