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The United States is notorious for championing the latest fad diet– eat only protein vs. eat no protein; diets high in carbohydrates vs. carbohydrates are evil; the chewing gum and water diet vs. the live-like-the-hunter-gatherers concept. The list goes on and on . . .

Lately there have even been some diets claiming dairy products should be severely limited or cut out entirely. Wait, dairy products? But what about all those celebrities with milk moustaches? It’s important to understand the pros and cons of dairy products in order to decide whether to give this latest diet fad any credence.

Dairy products are high in essential vitamins and minerals– mainly calcium, potassium and vitamin D. Many dairy products, particularly milk, are also high in protein, which helps to strengthen bones and is essential for brain development in babies and young children.  Americans typically consume far too much sodium and not enough potassium, leading to high blood pressure. So, consuming dairy products high in potassium contributes to lowering blood pressure.

When it comes to the question about whether to consume dairy product, as with most of the fad diets, its best to listen to your body and pay attention to what you are consuming.

 

For fresh dairy products in Mooresville NC, visit us at Mills Family Farm. We also offer high quality meat, produce, and other items. Farm tours and educational seminars are available by appointment. Give us a call today for more information.