Health and Nutrition
Let’s talk healthy. It’s now known that eating three balanced meals a day and light snacking is better for your health and your weight control than skipping meals. So how can you make rushing to the table in the morning, grabbing lunch on the go, and eating a well-balanced dinner easy? .
Just add milk!
It’s really that simple. The benefits of dairy extend from better sleep at night to preventing serious health complications. Impress your family, co-workers, or friends by adding the power of Byrne Dairy products to your meals.
And while you’re at it, serve up some of these great milk facts …
For the kids...
It’s so important to know exactly what your children eat these days. Rest assured-Byrne Dairy milk is one of the safest foods you can serve. We get our milk straight from our farming partners — so we know precisely how safe and fresh our dairy products will be before they arrive at your table.
Dairy is one of the five food groups. Start your children on a healthy road to nutrition by feeding them milk, yogurt, and cheeses once they reach their first birthday.
To keep growing strong and healthy every day, kids between 1 and 12 years of age should have at least 3 servings of dairy products, all rich in calcium, potassium, magnesium and vitamins A, B, and D.
Add milk into your recipes when they call for water, add melted cheese to your veggies for better flavor and look to yogurt as a healthy alternative when eating on the go.
Keep those smiles bright and shiny. Milk is known to have a great deal of calcium, which keeps teeth strong. It also contains proteins that keep cavity-causing bacteria from sticking to the tooth’s surface.
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Teenagers grow fast and should have 4 or more servings of dairy foods each day. But unfortunately, not everyone realizes this. Seventy-seven percent of kids between the ages of 9-19 aren’t getting enough dairy products in their daily lives. As a responsible parent, you can make a significant difference in your teen’s health with Byrne Dairy products!
Did you know that soda contains 10 times more caffeine than chocolate milk? The next time you crave something sweet and cool, go for a Byrne Dairy chocolate milk and stay healthy. For variety, our milk comes in great flavors like strawberry and chocolate. Grab one today and taste what you’ve been missing!
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And in school...
When compared to other foods served on the school lunch line, milk gives students more calcium and protein per penny than any other food.
In New York state, SPIN, or Schools and Professionals in Nutrition Partnering for Healthier Successful Students, is working with school nurses, health educators, and physical education instructors to help emphasize that calcium found in low-fat milk is a much-needed part of a well balanced diet.
Get some sleep! Teens can have a hard time getting enough rest, which can significantly affect performance in school. The notion of drinking a warm glass of milk to get a good night’s rest now has some scientific backing. Researchers noted in the American Journal of Clinical nutrition that milk contains a protein that can actually help you to sleep.
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Weight for me...
A healthy adult diet should contain 2 or more servings of dairy per day.
People who eat and drink dairy products each day are known to have better overall diets, according to the 2005 Dietary Guidelines for Americans.
When working out, your muscles can take a beating. Certain proteins calcium and Vitamin D in milk can help rebuild and strengthen muscles so your workouts are worth the effort. Drink Byrne Dairy chocolate milk as a delicious, healthful alternative to sugary and expensive sports drinks to help your body refuel and recover.
When you are watching fat grams and counting carbs, you still need to eat. Many nutritionists suggest low-fat milk, and low fat yogurts and smoothies. Check out our Products Section to see all we have in store for you!
During holidays and special gatherings, you can provide healthy alternatives to your family and guests like yogurt dips and other Byrne Dairy-based dips to keep everyone on a healthy diet track.
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Studies have shown a diet rich in dairy foods, fruits and vegetables can have the same effect as drug therapy in lowering blood pressure — which can reduce the chances of heart attack and stroke.
Even the American Diabetes Association recommends three servings a day of low-fat milk or dairy to help maintain a healthy lifestyle, and manage Diabetes.
Vitamin A is known to help prevent night blindness and the forming of cataracts. Drink up on Byrne Dairy milk to get your fill of such a beneficial vitamin.
It is recommended by the Surgeon General to get enough Vitamin A, and D at all ages to maintain good bone health.
There are several studies that point to healthy dairy consumption as part of a risk reducer for certain cancers, including colon cancer.
Keep it simple… As part of our efforts to provide our community with healthy dairy products, Byrne Dairy is proud to provide growth- hormone-free milk. We know that nature is pretty close to perfect as it is, and we like to think our milk is too.
(Studies from the American Dairy Association website.)
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