It’s not one single nutrient in milk that makes it a healthy part of your diet. It’s the combination of the 16 essential nutrients that you can get in every mouthful that makes it unique. Health Canada has identified that Canadians across all age groups are not getting enough of 8 key nutrients – calcium, magnesium, zinc, vitamin C, vitamin A, vitamin D, potassium, and fibre. Six of these eight are provided by milk products.
Of course dairy prides itself on being an awesome source of calcium. A calcium-equivalent serving of dairy requires:
- 1 servings of fortified soy beverage
- 2 servings of bony fish
- 2 servings of leafy greens (Fulgoni 2011)
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