Weeding Out Nutrition Misinformation: Dairy’s Role in Maintaining a Healthy Weight
With so much health and nutrition information floating around on the internet, it can be very difficult to know who or what to believe. As a registered dietitian, and one who works for Michigan dairy farm families, sharing science-based health information is extremely important to me.
Just the other day I came across an article that was like music to my ears, a study conducted and reviewed by third party health and nutrition experts. This study found that studies funded by National Dairy Council (supported and sustained by America’s dairy farmers) were not more likely to be favorable of dairy and healthy weight research than studies funded by other sources, including National Institute of Health (NIH). These findings reinforce the importance of the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans that consumers should confidently include three servings of milk, cheese and yogurt every day for good health!
It’s clear that dairy farmer’s longstanding commitment to scientific research has resulted in a history of credible contributions to science, specifically in the area of dairy nutrition.
Are you looking for ways to get more dairy in your life, but pressed for time? Here are some quick and easy, grab-n-go options that are not only good for you, but they also taste great:
- Low-fat string cheese
- Low-fat cheese cubes and crackers
- Fruit and yogurt dip (Mix fat free yogurt with a dollop of honey for a sweet fruit dip)
- Yogurt smoothies with fruit
- Low-fat and fat-free white milk chugs
- Low-fat and fat-free flavored milk chugs
- Fruit and yogurt parfaits