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Dairy gets a bad rap. As a registered dietitian, I have countless clients who have sworn it off completely either because they do not believe it is healthy or because they have a sensitivity.
The truth is, dairy is one of the most nutrient dense foods and one of the richest sources of calcium, which is necessary for keeping bones and teeth strong. Whether you suspect you are milk sensitive or not, here’s why you should embrace dairy again.
We all know that milk is good for our bones but it provides so much more than that. It’s naturally packed full of essential vitamins and minerals and is a complete source of protein and a natural source of energy. One cup of milk provides 30% of your daily calcium along with phosphorous, riboflavin, vitamin B12 and potassium.
Ever heard of the sunshine vitamin? Research shows that most Americans don’t get enough and milk is one of the only reliable food sources. Vitamin D aids your body in absorbing calcium and phosphorous, necessary to keep bones and teeth strong.
Last but not least, milk is one of the most affordable complete sources of protein. Protein helps keep you satiated at mealtime and can aid weight management. It is also important for immunity plus building and repairing muscles.
Ordinary cow’s milk naturally contains two proteins – A1 and A2. a2 Milk® comes from cows that naturally produce only the A2 protein and no A1. Published research suggests that a2 Milk® may help some people avoid discomfort. a2 Milk® is 100% real milk with all the same great nutrition as other cows’ milk, but it naturally contains only the A2 protein type (A1 protein free), which may help some people avoid discomfort from milk. As a result, some people with dairy sensitivities may be given the opportunity to enjoy real dairy milk again.
Start your day with these apple cinnamon waffles made with a2 Milk® and love dairy again!
Prep time: 15 minutes
Cook time: 15 minutes
Total time: 30 minutes
ALLERGENS: WHEAT, EGG, MILK
San Francisco Bay Area native, former New York City dweller and current southerner living in charming Charleston, South Carolina. Mia is a budding broadcast journalist turned nutritional scientist. Influenced by her former journalism professor, New York Times Best Selling Author of Omnivore’s Dilemma, Michael Pollan at the University of California, Berkeley, Mia turned her investigative knack into a scientific pursuit after falling in love with nutritional science.