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November 24, 2014

All About Kefir: Answers to Five Top Questions

Have you been noticing kefir in the dairy aisle? Are you wondering exactly what it is and why it seems to be getting more popular? Read on to find out the answers to five common questions about kefir. What is kefir? Kefir is a cultured milk product, originally from the Caucasian Mountains. It is made […]

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February 18, 2014

Probiotics: What You Need To Know

Probiotics are booming in popularity, but what does the research tell us? Is it all hype, or are there benefits to taking probiotics? Here are our answers to some of your frequently asked questions. Q: What is a probiotic? A:  Probiotics must be live microorganisms that survive and grow in the gastrointestinal tract, are safe […]

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August 23, 2013

Lactose Intolerance: Summary

Confused about lactose intolerance? Find all the answers to most commonly asked questions below. A diagnosis of lactose intolerance can often leave people with several questions. Is lactose intolerance the same as a milk allergy? Can individuals who are lactose intolerant consume some milk, or should they avoid dairy all together? Also, can lactose intolerance […]

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February 22, 2010

Chocolate Milk Is a Great Sports Recovery Drink

Are you reaping the full benefits of your refuel snack post physical activity? Read on to discover when chocolate milk is the perfect sports recovery drink. Have you ever thought about grabbing a bottle of chocolate milk after your workout? If the answer is no, then you are missing out! Read on to find out […]

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February 22, 2010

The Probiotic Effects of Lactic Acid Bacteria

Lactic acid bacteria have a number of well-established benefits. Summary Probiotics are defined as “live microorganisms that, when administered in adequate amounts, confer a health benefit on the host.” One of the most significant groups of probiotic organisms are the lactic acid bacteria, commonly used in fermented dairy products. These bacteria have a long history […]

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February 18, 2010

Calcium-Rich Foods

Find how much calcium is in foods you commonly eat. Find out how your calcium intake compares to recommendations and to plan improvements if needed using our educational tools: – You can download the Calcium Calculator™ app in the App Store or at Google Play. – Download the original Calcium Calculator™ brochure To get you started, here is a […]

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February 17, 2010

Calcium: Ideas for Action

These ideas will help you think about and plan ways to increase your calcium. Pick one or two changes that you can easily make. Select milk as a beverage when eating out. Stir-fry broccoli, kale or bok choy and sprinkle with toasted almonds. Use yogurt or hummus as a dip, garnish, spread or dressing. Stock […]

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February 17, 2010

Are Low Fat Cheeses Higher in Calcium?

Low fat cheeses are still sources of calcium, but less concentrated. Half a cup of cottage cheese (4% or less milk fat) and 50 grams of ricotta cheese (10% or less milk fat) are sources of calcium, providing about 8% and 12% respectively of the Recommended Daily Intake (RDI) of calcium. Partially-skimmed mozzarella cheese is […]

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February 16, 2010

Osteoporosis: Ideas for Action

Take action on dietary and lifestyle factors to reduce your risk. Personal Factors If you exercise less than three times a week, start to exercise more. Some of the best exercises for bone are walking, jogging, dancing, lifting weights, or any other weight-bearing activity. Check with your doctor before starting any new exercise program. Quit […]

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