Nationwide milk month with The Dairy Alliance | Residing wholesome

June is national milk month! Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, Americans have increasingly focused on strengthening their immune systems. As it turns out, you can buy wellness in liters! Laura Marbury, a registered nutritionist with The Dairy Alliance, joined us to tell us more about the relationship between milk, dairy products and immunity.

Real milk offers a unique combination of 13 essential nutrients, including vitamin A, vitamin D, zinc, selenium, and protein – these nutrients are vital to a healthy immune system and general wellbeing.

Did you know that 70% of our immune cells are in our digestive tract? Studies show a connection between yogurt consumption and an improved immune response of the intestine. Live culture yogurt contains friendly bacteria called probiotics that can promote a healthy digestive tract and strengthen the immune system. You can easily add yogurt to your breakfast or post-workout smoothie to help boost your immune system and increase your protein intake.

There are many ways to add more dairy products to our diet. It doesn’t get any easier than enjoying an 8-ounce glass of real milk with every meal. Real milk and yogurt are also great for all kinds of recipes, such as salad dressings, fruit and vegetable dips or oatmeal. Try this refreshing raspberry smoothie made with protein-rich milk and yogurt, raspberries and cucumber. If you reach for a whole grain, you have a full meal with all 5 food groups! No matter how you choose to enjoy it, remember that real milk is naturally nutritious like no other drink.

For more recipes and information on the power of real milk nutrition, visit thedairyalliance.com or follow The Dairy Alliance on social media.

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