From strong bones to healthy teeth, and soft, shiny hair, the vitamins and minerals contained in milk help keep bodies strong and healthy.
And now, new research from Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School suggests pre-menopausal women who consume higher amounts of calcium and vitamin D may lower their risk of developing breast cancer by almost 40 percent. Every year, more than 1 million women are diagnosed with breast cancer worldwide, with the highest incidences in the U.S. and the Netherlands.
Dairy products and oily fish like salmon and tuna are some of the best food sources to help you get enough cancer-fighting vitamin D. Dietary recommendations call for people age 50 and under to consume 200 international units (IU) of vitamin D a day. So how much is that? An 8-ounce glass of milk contains 100 IU of vitamin D, so drink two glasses to get enough. Daily calcium intake should be about 1000 mg, which is equal to about 2.5 cups of yogurt.
Get more calcium and vitamin D into your diet today.
Start with this ChefMD®-approved recipe for hot and creamy macaroni and cheese, with low fat milk and lots of low fat sharp cheddar cheese. Your family will love it, and you can rest easy knowing you're helping to build strong bodies, and lower your breast cancer risk.