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April 16, 2019

What is Ultrafiltered Milk?

Have you been hearing about ultrafiltered milk lately? Wondering what it is and if it’s really milk? Read on to learn more about one of the newer milks to join the dairy shelf. Have you been hearing about ultrafiltered milk lately? Wondering what it is and if it’s really milk? Read on to learn more […]

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September 12, 2018

The Original Protein Powder: skim milk powder

Find out tasty ways to incorporate this ingredient into everyday cooking—along with getting a protein boost. Long before fancy cans of protein powder supplements lined shelves in supermarkets and pharmacies to lure bodybuilding fans…there was skim milk powder. It turns out, skim milk powder is still one of the best low-cost, high-protein foods out there. […]

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December 5, 2016

Dairy products and cardiovascular health

What do we know about the relationship between dairy products and cardiovascular health? The evidence may surprise you. Quick Quiz #1 When it comes to cardiovascular health, dairy products are: ❍ Beneficial ❍ Neutral ❍ Detrimental The answer, according to a recently published systematic review1 of the relationship between dairy product consumption and risk of cardiovascular-related […]

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August 2, 2016

Surprising New Research Reveals the Most Hydrating Beverages

Think water is the most hydrating beverage? Surprising research says otherwise, confirming earlier work done with active children. Most people have heard the notion that you need to drink eight glasses of water a day. But Canadian recommendations debunk that idea, saying all fluid counts, not just water. And the amount you need is more […]

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May 24, 2016

Your Guide to the Yogurt Aisle

Swiss style, Greek, probiotic…What are the differences between the types of yogurt and which one is best for you? Read on to find answers to commonly asked questions about yogurt. What is yogurt? Yogurt is made by fermenting warm milk with beneficial lactic acid bacteria. What are the health benefits of eating yogurt? Eating yogurt […]

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May 16, 2016

Three a Day Keeps High Blood Pressure at Bay

In celebration of World Hypertension Day, we highlight the role that dairy products play in preventing and managing hypertension and share how you can get enough. Hypertension (high blood pressure) is a risk factor for stroke and heart disease, two of the leading causes of death in Canada.  Did you know that you can lower […]

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May 3, 2016

What Type of Milk is Best for Toddlers?

With so many milk options out there (almond beverage, soy beverage, cow’s milk and many other alternatives), choosing what’s best for your 1- to 2-year old can be confusing. We break it down here. Whether you’re a parent, grandparent, or other adult involved in caring for a toddler, it can be confusing to know which […]

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November 5, 2015

Protein for healthy bones

November is Osteoporosis Awareness Month and a good time to get acquainted with the importance of protein for bone health. Do you get enough? BC Dairy Association has developed an easy way for you to check if you are getting enough protein: FoodTrack—Check on Protein. Download a copy to see if you are getting enough […]

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