Enjoying low-fat dairy for strong bones and more

Display of milk, cheese, and yogurtAs you might already know, dairy products such as milk, yogurt, and cheese are high in calcium and important for building strong bones in children and keeping them strong in adults. Almost all milk and many yogurts have vitamin D added, which helps your body absorb calcium from your food. Dairy products contain many other nutrients such as potassium, which helps lower high blood pressure. What you might not know is that consuming low fat dairy products is associated with a reduced risk of heart disease and type 2 diabetes. Low-fat dairy provides all the same nutrients with fewer calories and less of the unhealthy saturated fats than full-fat dairy products do. Take a step toward better health by choosing low-fat dairy!

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