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Milk your system

Want to get healthy? Just think dairy. A recent study in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition found that together, low-fat and fat-free milk, cheese and yogurt provide a unique combination of essential nutrients including calcium, potassium and magnesium. Many people don’t get the recommended three servings of dairy foods each day. But it’s important that we increase our intake. Why? It’s well known that eating plenty of dairy foods helps to strengthen bones, but getting enough of the healthy stuff also assists with weight management and makes it easier to maintain healthy blood pressure.