Milk is America’s No. 1 source of calcium, potassium and vitamin D, and plays a major role in supporting stronger bones and teeth.
Each serving of milk provides nine of the essential nutrients your body needs:
Protein: Vitally important for a number of bodily functions, such as brain development and the growth of body tissues.
Calcium: Helps build and maintain strong bones and teeth. It’s also vital for nerve function, muscle contraction and blood clotting. Calcium is the nutrient most likely to be missing from the typical American’s diet.
Vitamin A: Maintains normal vision and skin. Also helps the immune system and regulates cell growth.
Vitamin B-12: Essential for the growth and health of the nervous system. Also linked to normal activity of folic acid and is involved in blood formation.
Vitamin D: Promotes the absorption of calcium and phosphorus nutrients into bones, helping strengthen them.
Potassium: Regulates the body’s fluid balance and blood pressure. Also needed for muscle activity and contractions.
Phosphorus: Helps generate energy in the body’s cells and helps strengthen bones.
Niacin: Keeps enzymes functioning normally and helps the body process sugars and fatty acids. Also important for the development of the nervous system.
Riboflavin: Helps produce energy in the body’s cells and plays a vital role in the development of the nervous system.
That’s a lot of nutrition. Make a commitment to yourself to get your dose of dairy every single day!
Learn more about milk and dairy’s place in My Plate, the USDA’s dietary guidelines.
Keep your milk fresh and tasting great.
At the grocery store
- Shop for Maola milk and other perishable items just prior to checkout
- Always check the expiration date before selecting your milk
- Be sure to bag all refrigerated and frozen products together to help them stay cool for the ride home
- Don’t store your milk in the refrigerator door, even though it may be more convenient
- Place milk on an interior shelf where the temperature is 40° Fahrenheit or below
- Don’t leave milk out on the kitchen counter; return it to the refrigerator immediately after every use