The Dairy Food Group

What makes it important?

The dairy food group is very important for our health. It provides us with many vitamins and nutrients that we need to maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is a disease that can develop in humans if they do not get enough calcium from dairy. This disease causes weak bones, makes bones lose calcium, bones become fragile and break easily. Bones in people who have this disease become very brittle and porous.

Preventions of osteoporosis

Osteoporosis is preventable for the majority of humans. 3 ways to prevent it are:

  1. Build healthy bones while you are young.
  2. Eat a healthy and balanced diet.
  3. Maintain a healthy lifestyle.

Healthy Dairy Food Choices

  1. Milk
  2. Fruit Yogurt Smoothies
  3. Cottage Cheese
  4. Baked Potato Topped with low or fat-free yogurt
  5. Yogurt-based dip for fruits and vegetables.
"Health Benefits of Milk + Dairy: Protein, Calcium + Other Essential Nutrients." HealthyEating.org. N.p., n.d. Web. 12 Oct. 2015.