Why Dairy Food is Important!

By: Delaney Rothenberger

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a very serious bone disease that causes your bones to lose minerals, become weaker, fragile, and break easily. Osteoporosis can affect anyone at any point in their lives. Osteoporosis can be prevented in most cases. Three ways that you can prevent osteoporosis are:


  1. Get your daily recommendations of calcium and vitamin D
  2. Engage in regular weight-bearing exercises
  3. Avoid smoking and excessive amounts of alcohol

Why Dairy is Important

Dairy is an important part of being healthy because it helps you get vitamin D and the main mineral you get from dairy is calcium. Calcium is important because it helps your muscles grow strong. Also calcium and vitamin D help you keep strong bones throughout your entire life.

Healthy Food Choices

Five healthy foods you can eat to help get your recommended amounts of vitamin D and calcium are:


  1. Broccoli
  2. Orange Juice
  3. Milk
  4. Yogurt
  5. Cheese
"Dairy Product Health Benefits: Yogurt, Milk, Cheese, and More." WebMD. WebMD, n.d. Web. 12 Oct. 2015.