Cardiovascular disease is a major cause of concern around the world. Studies have shown that including dairy products in your diet can be beneficial for your heart health. It is a known fact that dairy products are rich source of important nutrients such a calcium and protein, various vitamins and minerals which is very good for overall health, especially good for strong teeth and bones.
According to dietary guidelines consumption of milk, yogurt, cheese is good to reduce risk of heart disease, hypertension, stroke and other serious diseases. Because of the goodness of dairy products doctors also recommend inclusion of milk, yogurt, cheese and butter as part of everyday diet.
Milk is rich in fat content, protein, mineral, calcium, potassium and magnesium all these qualities of milk make it necessary to include milk and milk products in daily diet as they reduce the risk of stroke, even though it is believed that fat content in milk is not good for health.
Being nutrient dense dairy products can provide human being with a range of important nutrients like – vitamin A, B6, B12, D and K, and minerals like -calcium, magnesium, iodine, potassium, phosphorus and zinc, proteins, fats and other nutrients which cannot be obtained from other foods all these are important for maintenance of tissue, growth and development and most importantly reduce heart problems like stroke and heart diseases and helps maintain heart health.
How much dairy products should you consume everyday day?
According to dietary guidelines it is always better to eat 2-4 servings of low fat milk, yogurt or cheese per day or on alternate days. Remember servings depend upon your age and gender.
How to include dairy products?
- Consume reduces fat milk preferably in the morning
- You can add reduced fat milk to your bowl of cereals
- Eat lots of yogurt; you can add some fruits and nuts to enhance the taste as well as nutrient content, which will benefit your overall health.